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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.


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