Stitches & Craft Show and Winterwarm

7 July 2009

Last year I knitted for the Winterwarm Project, which is based in Melbourne and provides warm clothing (through the Save The Children Fund) to babies and children in Afghanistan.  The temperature in winter gets below -15C so they need all the help they can get.  A number of friends joined in and we collected 80 items to add to those collected in Melbourne.

This year I’m doing the same, but with an added twist.  Living Creatively, the people who now run the Stitches and Craft Show at Rosehill, have kindly donated a stall for us on Sunday 23rd August – the last day of the show.  We can have a knitting “get-together”, collect items that people have knitted, encourage passers-by to pick up a pair of needles for a few minutes to help towards a scarf or blanket, and if there are enough of us willing, we can do some teaching. 

So do try to come along.  Admission to the Show is $10 which includes some excellent seminars.  Go and look on the website for all the events taking place that day.  Please bring along anything you’ve made to contribute (socks, gloves, jumpers, cardigans, scarves, blankets, hats – all knitted in wool, please) and bring your knitting,  If you haven’t made anything for Winterwarm, don’t worry  –  but I WILL ask you to add a few rows to unfinished items!

The Show runs from 19th – 23rd August but we’ll just be there on that last day. 

I do hope lots of you will join us.  I know we don’t normally need much of an excuse to sit around and knit but I believe that this is a VERY good excuse.

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  1. Thanks for this info. It answers the email I sent you yesterday. Also gives me time for a few more things.

  2. Hey Sally, let me know if you need helpers. I shd be able to spare a couple of hours to come round and teach/help people knit

  3. I’m happy to come to the Stitches and Craft Show for a couple of hours (or more) on 23 August. I’m not too clever at teaching people physical skills, but maybe there are other ways I can help.

  4. We are putting off the first day of our holiday to come and knit with you. love(1)

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