Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


The Social Wool Fair is baa-aack again!

The Social Wool Fair is baa-aack again!

Organisers are calling on all yarnies to clear out their cupboards and donate their spare wool and accessories for hospice.

The Social Wool Fair will be held 10 – 4 on Saturday 21 June at St Anne’s Church hall in Emmett Street, Newtown.

“This is a celebration of the Wellington knitting community,” says event sponsor, Nanette Cormack. “While there will be commercial indie yarn sellers there, it’s also a chance for obsessive yarnies to pull items out of their stash and sell them, or to donate them for sale on our hospice stall.

“Last year the hospice stall alone raised $600 and we want to at least double that this year.”

All items wool and fibre related are welcome, as are patterns, equipment, notions – anything to do with knitting, crochet, weaving and spinning, as long as it’s not finished items, says Nanette. “This isn’t a craft market, it’s a chance for people who love to make things from fibre to find equipment, tools, materials and ideas.”

Stallholders currently booked who are selling new yarn include Yarnz, Verandah Yarns, Anna Gratton, 2 Minute Needles, Spinning a Yarn, the Kiwi Quick Knitter and others. Plus there are the stashbusters – people with so much yarn that they need to sell some of it off. All stall rental fees go direct to hospice.

And then there is hospice stall, which will sell donated goods. “Last year, the hospice stall was a great hit,” says Nanette. “People were really generous. It took us a whole day to sort out all the donations and get them ready for sale.”

There will also be

• people on hand to wind your wool for a fee, or teach you how to do it yourself.

• Space to just sit and knit, or crochet

• Tea, coffee, scones and more

Donations of wool for the hospice stall can be dropped off at your local Te Omanga or Mary Potter hospice shop or at the hospices themselves and at Cuba street Knitworld.

Find out more at http://socialwoolfair.wordpress.com or on the Social Wool Fair's facebook page.


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Greens: Russel Norman To Stand Down As Co-Leader

Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman has announced today that he will stand down as leader at the party’s Annual General Meeting in May. Dr Norman will remain as Co-leader and retain his finance and climate change portfolios until the AGM.

“After nearly a decade as Co-leader, now is a good time to find a new challenge for myself, and to spend more time with my family” said Dr Norman.

“This is my ninth year as Co-leader and I think it’s time for a change. Now is a good time for new leadership for the Party. My replacement will start from a strengthened base and will have a full parliamentary term to establish himself in the role and take the Greens into government in 2017." More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Eleanor Catton Rumpus

If anyone was in doubt about the accuracy of the comments made in India by Eleanor Catton, the reaction from some quarters here at home has gone a long way to proving her point… More>>

ALSO:

More Rent Assistance, Less State-Owned Housing: John Key Speech - Next Steps In Social Housing

"We are going to ensure that more people get into social housing over the next three years, whether that is run by Housing New Zealand or a community provider. The social housing budget provides for around 62,000 income-related rent subsidies a year. We are committed to increasing that to around 65,000 subsidies by 2017/18, which will cost an extra $40 million a year." More>>

ALSO:

The Future Of Work: Andrew Little - State Of The Nation 2015

In 2005 when I led the EPMU we worked together with Air New Zealand to find a way to keep engineering jobs that were heading overseas. A lot of these workers were people I’d known for years and they were facing not just losing their jobs but not being able to find the kind of work they do without going overseas. A lot of people were facing personal and financial upheaval.... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Sabin Case, The Pressures On Greece And (Songs About) Coyotes

Mike Sabin is a National MP, and the current chairman of Parliament’s law and order committee. Yet reportedly, he is being investigated by the Police over an assault complaint... However, the PM will not comment on any aspect of the story. More>>

ALSO:

Houses, ISIS, King (& Catton): PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference

The Prime Minister met with reporters to discuss: • Social housing, the Auckland housing market • The prospect of joining international forces to combat ISIS • David Bain’s compensation • The lowering of the flag for the King of Saudi Arabia's death ... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Tomorrow’s Speeches By John Key And Andrew Little

The Key government has already kicked off the political year on a stridently ideological note, with Environment Minister Nick Smith choosing to lay all manner of sins at the door of the RMA. Tomorrow, the government will wheeling out its best salesman – Prime Minister John Key – to sell its plans for state housing… . More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news