Our Knitfest Yarnbombing Project in support of refugees and asylum seekers is well under way, with crafters from all walks of life contributing to our piece. Our finished piece will be an ode to those refugees and asylum seekers who have risked everything in coming across the sea to seek safety and will represent the safe harbour that we hope all these people will find.
We’ve been sharing the project around, calling out for more helpers and Elizabeth Strakosch from Mums4Refugees even managed to recruit some Presentation Sisters to the cause!
As you can see, the piece representing the sea which will go around the main trunk of the tree, is coming along nicely, with lots of contributors including Colleen McHugh, Laura Diete and Nicki Clarke – thanks ladies! We will still need more strips of blue though as the trunk is over two metres around and nearly a metre high!
We have also started receiving some gold, yellow, orange and white motifs which will adorn the top of our tree as harbour lights, shining a welcoming glow. We’ll need a stack of these to make our piece stand out, and to that end, we’d love to invite you all along to our first ever get-together….the Teddies Without Borders/Mums 4 Refugees POMPOM-A-THON!
This event is a final push to get all our bits and pieces finished before Knitfest in July. We will be at Riverside Green at Southbank Parklands in Brisbane on Saturday the 10th of June from 9am til noon making pompoms, working on motifs and generally having a good chat with all you like-minded folk. Bring the kids along if you like as there is a playground right next to the green (as well as coffee!) and stay for the whole time or just a short time. You can find out more about the event and register your interest on our Facebook page here.
The date also coincides with World Knit in Public Day just quietly. *wink*
If you can’t get to our Pom-A-Thon, we’d still love your help to complete this piece. You can check out the project requirements here and keep in mind that all pieces will need to be received by post or drop-off by June 10th, 2017.