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A Knitted Sunflower Pattern & The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

When your presence on social media is all about upbeat, inspiring, colourful, joyful distractions from our general hum drum existences – it’s difficult to know how to respond to current global events.

Posting pretty images on Instagram feels insensitive but I’ve made the decision to continue posting my usual content because if I stop now it just feels like another light going out.

Sunflowers are cropping up everywhere and have become an international signifier of resistance, peace and solidarity in the face of Ukraine’s invasion by Russian forces  – but what can we possibly do with this symbol that doesn’t feel banal and exploitative?

I don’t know.

But I have noticed a flurry of sales of my (ancient) Knitted Sunflower pattern which I’m guessing have been triggered by a desire to show solidarity with the Ukrainian people.

So, in response;

Thank you.


Images by Boo Marshall Photography.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. your words and thoughts behind them reflect what a lot of people are thinking right now. thank you for still bringing some brightness into this time.

  2. Hi,

    We have just created a The Ukrainian Sunflowers, a Ukrainian ladies and children’s choir based in Cornwall. We are interested in your knitted sunflowers and having the ladies wear them as a broach. Is this something you could help us with please. We are looking at an order of 12 to begin with.
    Many thanks,


    1. Hello! Thank you for contacting me – the choir sounds wonderful! I have gifted you the pattern for free via Ravelry – you should receive it soon. We don’t usually take commissions – I only sell the patterns, but if you are struggling to find someone to make these for you using the pattern I’ve sent you please contact my assistant Jess on and we will do our best to help, thanks, Sue x

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