A Big thanks to all the knitting and craft groups that participated in LEAP’s competition to knit or craft Doug the Caterpillar Draught friendly and practical Draught Excluder, Home Energy Scotland’s Warmer Homes mascot – yes we’ve seen Doug on the TV adverts and in our newspapers!
Lilian Delaney from Home Energy Scotland, the competition sponsor, judged the 10 entries crafted by over 25 people from a range of groups that meet up weekly across rural Renfrewshire and beyond.
The £50 Rainbow Turtle Voucher prize for the Best Doug, aptly named Big Doug for its 5 foot length, to Pamela Johnstone based Knuts4Knitting group. The Simply a draught excluder £25 prize went to Lochwinnoch resident, Anne Thomson, who not only knitted a very easy to make home Draught Excluder, named Calder Doug, but also penned a knitting pattern for fellow Helping Hands Craft Group members to use.
Mc Doug of Castle Semple Loch won the £25 prize for Most Creative Doug and the Lochwinnoch knitting group winners, Sally, Linda and Maggie have kindly donated their tartan home sewn with fetching tammy to any resident who might need a draught excluder this winter. A Big Thanks from LEAP and Home Energy Scotland to all the competition entrants for their incredible response to this competition, to One World Fair trade Celebration Event who hosted the presentation of prizes. Most importantly an extra special thanks to all the knitters and crafters who took part in the competition – a sample of some of the Dougs have been photographed to let everyone see the outstanding entries. You can download the Doug knitting pattern from here and to to express your interest in finding a good home for McDoug, visit LEAP’s facebook page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.