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The EWE Foundation through the European Twiddle Muff Awards 2022 wishes to encourage knitting, crocheting, felting and weaving for a cause


The main aim of the European Twiddle Muff Awards 2022 is  

  • to promote the benefits of twiddle muffs and encourage their use on a European level. 

  • to encourage creativity in the creation of twiddle muffs and provide ideas for people who are interested in making them.  

  • to encourage an abundance of twiddlemuffs so they can be distributed to as many institutions caring for patients with dementia as possible.  


Twiddle muffs are sensory therapy tools designed to help alleviate certain symptoms of dementia. Benefits of twiddle muffs include: providing visual, tactile and sensory stimulations, keeping the hands warm and also providing comfort and having a calming effect. More info on the benefits of twiddle muffs can be found here.


The European Twiddle Muff Awards initiative is a competition open to all

We are inviting you to submit your best work of art and design of twiddle muffs.


There is one main category where we are choosing 5 best twiddle muffs based on the following criteria:

  • Overall impression

  • Theme

  • Creativity of the attachments

  • Use of colours and softness.


The Awards also includes following additional categories:

  1. Special award for softest with 100% wool 

  2. Made by a man special award

  3. Most active country determined by pro rata population

  4. Public’s Choice Award - online voting taking place in August 2022

Full details about the categories and selection criteria you can find in the Call for entering the Awards (EN)(PT). One twiddle muff can win only one award. 


1. Make a twiddle muff with safety in mind

  • Select your yarn

  • Make the body of the twiddle muff

  • Decorate the twiddle muff

  • Finish the twiddle muff


Safety of the twiddle muff is very important to us. Please do not put anything wooden, ceramic, plastic or made out of glass on the twiddle muff. No beads of any kind, no buttons and pompoms or any other small objects are allowed as set out in the safety instruction part of the Guidelines.

More detailed information on how to make a twiddle muff can be found at the Basic instructions part of the Guidelines.

2. Finalise your application for the Awards

  • Fill out the application form and sign to consent 

  • Take a photo of your finished twiddle muff or make a sketch of it and attach it to the filled-out application form 

  • Give it to the group you are a part of or send to the closest Regional Coordinator by the 20th July 2022.


If there is no Regional Coordinator in your country please get in contact with the EWE Foundation at email address or send your twiddle muffs to:

“OZANA”  and EWE Foundation – European Twiddle Muff Awards 

Štrikeraj Café, Ulica grada Vukovara 239, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia


Please pay attention to the Timeline and look for the Regional Coordinator in your country. 


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on

All the twiddle muffs made during the Awards will be donated to institutions caring for patients with dementia. No selling of the twiddle muffs is allowed.



For the participation in the Award by the Participants and the realization of the works for the Award timeline is as follows. 


  • Announcement of the start of the award at the 2nd EWD on 9th April 2022 

  • Deadline for sending twiddle muffs to Regional Coordinators 20th July 2022 

  • Or to Zagreb, Croatia  


Address where to send the twiddle muffs for submission:  

“OZANA” and EWE Foundation – European Twiddle Muff Awards, Štrikeraj Café, Ulica grada Vukovara 239, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia 


  • Public choice voting taking place on Facebook in August 2022  

  • The announcement of the winners on 21st September 2022 in Zagreb as part of a celebratory event (World Alzheimer Day)  

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