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

 


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.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The Inquiry Into One Case Of Dirty Politics

Suddenly, we’re awash in inquiries and reviews. (It feels almost as if the Greens won the last election.) Caught out by the damning inquiry by SIS Inspector-General Cheryl Gwyn, the government’s response yesterday was utterly in character – it released two other major reports at the same time to try and distract public attention...

Inquiries are supposed to re-assure the public. What these inquiry outcomes share in common is a government culture of zero responsibility. More>>

IGIS: Statement On Early Report Release

As the Inspector-General stated at the release of the report yesterday morning, she is examining what steps to take over the early disclosure of information from the report... Ms Gwyn said that she was aware of Mr Goff's subsequent statements that he had disclosed some information concerning findings in the report. She will be seeking further information from Mr Goff and others. More>>

ALSO:

IGIS ON SIS:

 
 

Parliament Today:

Temporary Release Crackdown Continues: Corrections Review Of Phillip Smith Case

“The review by Corrections’ Chief Custodial Officer reveals that the plan for Smith’s series of temporary releases was overly ambitious and misinformed. He’s a highly manipulative and deceptive person who although technically eligible, should not have been considered for temporary release." More>>

ALSO:

White Ribbon Day: Govt Resumes Sexual Violence Trial Proceedings Work

Justice Minister Amy Adams has asked the Law Commission to resume work on proposals for better supporting victims of sexual violence through the criminal process. The Law Commission will revisit its previous work on alternative pre-trial and trial processes to identify options for improving complainants’ experience in court. More>>

ALSO:

"New Faces, Wise Heads": Andrew Little Announces New Labour Line Up

Labour Leader Andrew Little today announced a bold new caucus line up which brings forward new talent and draws on the party’s depth of experience. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Rick Ellis As Te Papa’s New CEO

The recent appointment of former TVNZ boss Rick Ellis to head Te Papa has copped a fair bit of criticism. Much of it has been inspired by the suspicion that Ellis has been hired to pursue the same purely commercial goals as he did at TVNZ, while similarly neglecting the serious cultural side of his mandate. More>>

Passport Cancellation, Surveillance: Draft 'Foreign Fighters Legislation' Released

The final draft of the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill contains proposals previously announced by Mr Key in a major national security speech earlier this month. More>>

ALSO:

Related

Joint Statement: Establishment Of NZ-China Strategic Partnership

At the invitation of Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Prime Minister The Rt Hon John Key of New Zealand, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China made a state visit to New Zealand from 19 to 21 November 2014... More>>

ALSO:

Savings Targets: Health Procurement Plan Changes Direction

Next steps in implementing DHB shared services programme Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has agreed to explore a proposal put forward by DHBs to move implementation of the shared services programme to a DHB-owned vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

More on Health Policy:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news