Current Project: Safe Harbour Tree Phase Two

In the first half of 2017, Teddy Bears Without Borders crafters created a yarnbombing piece in support of refugees and asylum seekers for the Knitfest 2017 tree cosy competition.  You can read all about that project here.

To continue to spread the message of compassion and safe harbour for all those who seek asylum, we are now moving into phase two of the project and opening up our piece for loan to any community group or organisation that would like to host it for a week to a few days at a time.

If you are part of a group – school, kindy, workplace, community group – that would like to display our piece and its message of safe harbour, please get in contact and we’ll do our best to organise it.

We will update this project page with images of our travelling piece regularly as it moves around!

Safe Harbour at Holy Cross Primary School, Wooloowin, Qld: November  2017 

Holy Cross have been a great supporter of Teddy Bears Without Borders this year, with their craft group, led by Sue Shaw, providing multitudes of teddies for all of our projects.

The school went to great lengths to involve the children in the installation of the tree jumper, with each class coming out in turn to watch the installation and find out more about the message behind the piece.  The tree jumper will remain at Holy Cross until the end of the school term, so this will no doubt be our piece’s final display for this year.

Safe Harbour at Milton State School, Qld: September 2017 

Milton State School in inner Brisbane, hosted our piece over the September school holidays and into October, thanks to the machinations of Tara Castle!  Below are some images of our piece adorning the massive fig tree that stands in the front of Milton State School.

Safe Harbour in Killarney, Qld: 2017 Jumpers and Jazz Festival

Our Safe Harbour collaborative yarnbombing piece that was created for Knitfest 2017 has gone on tour!  Laura Diete, who was one of our contributing crafters, took our piece to Killarney in Queensland and set our decoration up as part of the famous annual Jumpers and Jazz Festival.

Here’s a note from Laura on the festival:

The M4R Maleny Knitfest Safe Harbour Tree is now on display in Canning Park, Killarney. Decorating the town for the Killarney Bonfire Night – part of the Warwick Jumpers and Jazz Festival – on this Saturday night. The park also hosts our local Killarney Markets on Sunday – so lots of great exposure for our tree!! Thanks to my lovely friend Dahlia Hall who helped me put it up 🙂

Many thanks to Laura for organising the transportation and setting up of our piece so that more people can share in the message of safe harbour for refugees and people seeking asylum.