No matter how small, making a little something for your dear old mum is the perfect way to show how much you care - a little love in every loop or stitch. Here are a few of our accessories you still have time to knit or crochet, but if you can’t fit in a project you could always treat your mum to some of our lovely yarn with a special pattern - we have lots of yummy bundles to choose from.
We wanted to find out the origins of this day and discovered some fascinating facts. The original Mothering Sunday goes back many centuries as a church celebration on Laetare Sunday – the word Laetare means to rejoice and the service was a way to bring the family together during the austerity of Lent. In the UK it is usually celebrated on the fourth Sunday after Lent begins and was also known as Pudding Pie Sunday. Simnel Cake and Mothering Buns were often served –a Mothering Bun is a cake liberally sprinkled with Hundreds and Thousands, so if you don’t have time to knit you might like to get baking.
Mothering Sunday went out of fashion until the early 20th Century when a movement started in the United States to reinstate the day as a way to celebrate the contribution women make to family life. Bearing in mind that this was at a time when most women didn’t work and being a homemaker was their career.
We wish all mums everywhere a very special day on Sunday.