Boobs for Breast Cancer
Tassie Boobs are special handmade breast prostheses for women who have had breast cancer and undergone mastectomy or lumpectomy. Traditional breast prosthetics can be hot, heavy and sticky. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can’t be worn for weeks after surgery. Tassie Boobs are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast. They are adjustable, washable and can even be worn while swimming. Our special volunteer knitters provide these FREE to those requesting them.
Our project is also looking at how we can support all women who are undergoing treatment for cancer.
Scroll to the bottom of this page to register as a volunteer or to order free knockers
These prosthesis can be worn straight after mastectomy, and are soft, lightweight and machine washable.
Knockers are needed in all sizes and colors so have fun making the Knockers of your choice. By far the most requested are neutral colors though and matching pairs are greatly needed.
Please note that only Boobs made from these approved patterns, kindly provided for free by Knitted Knockers USA, will be accepted. Please see below for our suggested list of yarns.
Knitted Knockers USA offers many approved patterns that we have found to result in wonderful soft, contoured Boobs. There are also instructional videos, and resources on their webpage.
Our first choice, and probably the most cost effective choice, is Bendigo woolen mills cotton
But you can use any of these yarns approved by KK USA
Other yarns may be suitable, but these are the tested choices.
Sending prothesis around Tasmania is expensive - the minimum cost is $10. We do our best to hand deliver when possible,, but sometimes we have to send them to remote locations. Make a tax deductible donation is coming soon, in the meantime you can donate directly to our club, contact co-president Tammy on 0409 564 505 to find out how.