The Mumsnet Woolly Hugs are incredible. Mumsnetters give up their time and their talent to knit blankets for children with terminal illnesses, families in grief and those just needing a hug. The talent and the kindness of Mumsnetters who are involved is so inspirational. They are incredibly generous.
This is the mission statement from their website:
The beautiful blankets shown through this website have been made by a community of Mumsnetters wanting to show their love and support to fellow Mumsnetters and their families facing heartbreaking and devastating loss. Some contribute by crafting, others by donating funds or wool, all playing a full part, It is hoped that the blankets can offer some comfort to the families. If they get one ounce of love from their blanket then it’s all worth it.
The blankets have come to be known as Woolly Hugs.
This is the real power of sisterhood. Not all the women involved would define themselves as feminists but this is what feminist sisterhood entails: caring for other women.
I’ve included some images of the beautiful quilts knitted by Mumsnetters: