Join us to make ponchos

Communal cutting - 26th and 27th Nov

Please come along to our communal cutting session - we're going to try and cut up 500 blankets ready to be sewn together to make 400 ponchos. If we all work together over these two days, we should be able to prepare the whole batch of 500 blankets. Everyone is welcome, for any length of time. No experience or skills needed!


Video instructions - CUTTING

Written instructions and pattern are also available on our website

Sewing from home

We're asking volunteers to pick up the cut pieces from Jesus Lane Meeting House and take them home to sew. You can of course arrange your own sewing groups in your own homes - you can use the Signal chat* to help you arrange this or email us at

Pick up location

Friends Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BA

Pick up times

Continuing until we have finished this batch

Drop off

We haven't worked out the best place/time for you to drop them off yet. Ideally please store them at your house for now, but if you don't have space you can bring them back to the Jesus Lane Meeting House during one of the pick-up slots.

TO CATCH THE NEXT CONVOY: Please have your ponchos ready to drop off by early January (exact date tbc).

Video instructions - SEWING

Written instructions and pattern are also available on our website

*Signal is a free messaging app. To join our Signal chat, please email

Any questions?

If you have any questions or are unsure about anything, either post in our Signal chat or email

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