Girlings sponsor Balls for Boredom

Hurray! We had run out of wool but THANKS to the incredible kindness of businesses (especially Frome Yarn Collective!) and wonderful indviduals we now have a limited supply again!

Also Girlings Retirement Rentals have kindly increased their sponsorship to enable the wool to be sent! This means that we have enough money to pay the postage too!

Free wool!

Would you like to have a go at knitting? Or maybe you’re a more experienced knitter whose stock is running low? Let us help you keep your hands and mind occupied with Balls for Boredom!

If you are over 60 and in Somerset or North Somerset we would like to send you two free balls of wool!

Some balls of wool.

We started out with 100 balls of wool that had been kindly donated to us. Before we knew it they were all gone!

We put out a plea for wool. Then a wonderful thing happened.

First the Frome Yarn Collective got in touch to say they’d like to help, and then we had a flood of kind offers of help and loads of people sending us wool!

We’ve sent over 100 packs of wool out.

This is the wool that we have left to send, so be quick!

Do you have any wool you’d like to donate?

We can only keep this scheme going for as long as we have balls of wool to send out.
Balls for Boredom is only possible now because of donations from very kind people and businesses.

If you have spare wool and don’t mind paying the postage to get it to us, we’d be ever so grateful.

Please click here to email me and I’ll let you know the address to send them to

How to claim your free wool

Just fill in the blue form at the bottom of the page. If we have wool available, your balls will be sent using Royal Mail 2nd class post (so it may take a few days to arrive.)

If you are new to knitting, have a look at the red box below – we have just received ten Big Knit packs which also include needles!

Huge thanks to Girlings Retirement Rentals for sponsoring our postage costs. They are so kind. We sent so many Balls out they agreed to cover the costs of more postage!

You can do what you like with your ball (Big Knit, Big Knit, Big Knit?) but we’d love it if you could send us a photo to add to this page.

Obviously if you’d also like to knit little hats to take part in The Big Knit fundraising campaign we’d be delighted!

We’re very grateful to Girlings Retirement Rentals who are sponsoring our postage costs!

Balls for Boredom request

We can’t guarantee particular colours, but we’ll try to match if we can!

Balls for Boredom photo gallery

Knitted with wool sent out via our Balls for Boredom scheme

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