Needles & Knots

Needles & Knots is a Ladies Sewing Ministry
On the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, a very special group of ladies meet to put their God-given talents to work. The “Needles & Knots” sewing circle fills our fellowship hall with laughter and activity. Eileen Hogue leads this special ministry of caring. The ladies make beautiful, hand-knotted lap robes for area nursing homes.

Some of the ladies crochet warm slippers to keep deserving feet warm. Sock dolls are also made to brighten the lives of children in area hospitals. Small receiving blankets are made for stillborn babies at the Labor & Delivery Department at Aultman Hospital. New mothers receive a flannel receiving blanket.

A Brief History of Needles and Knots:
The North Canton Church of Christ constructed a new building at 1301 East Maple St. It was completed in July, 1992. The sewing group began meeting in September of 1992. The group averaged 10-12 in attendance. Today…the group averages about 25 in attendance. In the beginning used and donated materials were used. Lap robes were lined with sheets donated by local motels. It was decided that due to the large amount of time and labor involved…new materials were going to be used! Those involved in crocheting are all addicted to buying yarn! They furnish most of their own supplies. Sock dolls are made by Linda Blackwood and Pat LeMasters. A label identifying the North Canton Church of Christ is sewn on each lap robe and sock doll. A stick on label is placed on the slippers. A church tract is attached to each item also.