Help stitch a twiddlemuff for dementia patients

PUBLISHED: 18:30 25 March 2015

Honiton Knitting Club busy knitting twiddle muffs for dementia patients at Royal Devon and Exeter hospital. Ref mhh 1218-12-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Honiton Knitting Club busy knitting twiddle muffs for dementia patients at Royal Devon and Exeter hospital. Ref mhh 1218-12-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

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A knitting group from Honiton has been rustling up woolly handicrafts for dementia patients at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

The group, which meets at Zest Café in Black Lion Court, has been making twiddlemuffs – a knitted band which dementia patients can twiddle their hands in. The group meets every Thursday, once a fortnight, between 5pm and 7pm.

Member Carla Salisbury said: “Around 15 to 20 people attend and we help people who struggle with knitting. Our youngest member is 13 years old and our oldest member is 86. We have knitted hundreds of twiddlemuffs.

“When we first started, four years ago, it started with about two of us and since then it has grown.

“Anyone is welcome - people come to knit and natter, drink tea and eat copious amounts of cake.”

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