Winter warmth in summer

The ladies wearing their winter warmers.
The ladies wearing their winter warmers.

It might have seemed a little odd to be thinking about winer in summer, but the Pittenweem Arts Festival’s Community Craft Group has made a hugely impressive sum for charity with its forward-thinking approach.

The group recently presented a pair of cheques – each for £1032 – to Marie Curie Cancer Care and the East Neuk Food Bank.

The money was raised by knitting ‘winter warmers’ which were sold during this year’s Arts Festival in August.

The presentation took place in ‘Art @ 47’, at 47 High Street, Pittenweem.

It was the sixth year of the community craft projects, which have now raised over £12,200 in total for various Scottish and local charities.

Co-ordinator Anne -Marijke Querido said: “Although during the Festival itself the weather was beautiful and warm, lots of people bought our craft.

“Previous projects have been fish, tea cosies, hats, flowers and cushions.”

The presentation was attended by a number of the knitters who contributed to the project, along with Anne-Marijke, as well as Bill King of the East Neuk Food Bank, Barbara Fleming of Pittenweem Arts Festival and David Grout of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

There’s more information about the projects on the website of local wool shop, The Woolly Brew, or by visting