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Winding up to Knit in Public!

Winding up to Knit in Public!

The region’s yarnies are being asked to donate some of their stash for hospice in preparation for this year’s Social Wool Fair.

The Fair is on 21 June, the last day of international Knit in Public week.

Donated wool and accessories will be sold to benefit Te Omanga and Mary Potter hospices.

Local indie dyers and spinners will also be selling their wares – and be joined by others from Dunedin and Fielding.

“It’s a great way to clear out your stash, and top it up again,” says Nanette Cormack, of Yarnz and one of the event organisers. “We knitters don’t have many opportunities to get together in Wellington – the day will be a great chance to sit and knit and crochet together, grab a bargain or two and or ask an expert.

An unexpected hit last year was the wool winding! We had a couple of people on hand to wind your wool for a small donation. People found that really interesting and were really keen to have a go, so we will have more swifts and ball winders on hand this year.

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.



The Social Wool Fair – what is it?

It’s a community event that

• raises funds for hospice

• celebrates the Wellington region knitting community

• allows people to recycle their unused stash (and replace it with more)

Timing

21 June 2013 10-4

Venue

St Anne’s Church, Emmett Street, Newtown

What will be sold?

Anything for knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers and dyers including

• New and second hand equipment

• New and stashed, but clean, fibre and yarn

• Buttons, threads, patterns, books

Who will be there?

• Trade stalls selling non-mainstream yarns

• Individuals selling their stash

• Fibre groups

• Stall for hospice fund raising

What it isn’t

Sewing, scrapbooking

Finished items


Knit in Public Day – what is it?

It’s not a day, it’s a week!

World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes and takes place on the second Saturday of June each year. It now extends for a full week and 2 weekends.

It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other's company.

Knit in Public Day is unique, in that it's the largest knitter run event in the world. Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers. They each organize an event because they want to, not because they have to. They bring their own fresh ideas into planning where the event should be held, and what people would like to do.

In the past some people have used this event as a means to show the general public that ‘not only grannies knit!’

2005 there were about 25 local events around the world. In 2006 there were about 70 local events. 2007 there were almost 200.

Over the years there have been local events in Australia, China, England, Finland, France, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, United States, Germany… and so many more countries.

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