Come and celebrate World Wide Knit
in Public Day at the Harry Bailey Memorial Library in Coffs Harbour on Monday,
“The Library Service has marked
World Wide Knit in Public day for several years. It began with a small group of
knitters in 2008 to over 60 people coming along last year, including a bus load
from the Domain Nursing Home,” said Enzo Accadia, Council’s Section Leader
“We’ve always seen it as a great
opportunity to open up the library to people who share a passion. In the past we have even had people joining in
while on holidays. On one occasion, a local knitter was able to demonstrate
stitches so that an English language pattern could be translated into Arabic.”
World Wide Knit in Public Day began
in 2005. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s
company because knitting can be a solitary pastime.
Anyone interested in learning how
to knit or crochet is welcome to join seasoned knitters at an informal morning
tea who will be happy to show them the ropes.
The Library has also been involved
with the ‘Wrap with Love’ project since 2008. ‘Wrap with Love’ is a voluntary
organisation that distributes wraps - created by thousands of squares knitted
by volunteers across Australia - across the globe to communities in need. Local
knitters have made hundreds of blankets over the years.
On World Wide Knit in Public Day,
the Library will also be displaying some of the many colourful wraps that have
been created recently. Volunteers from Coffs Harbour, Toormina, Sawtell,
Woolgoolga, Dorrigo and Nambucca have contributed their knitted squares to the
For more information on World Wide
Knit in Public Day, go to www.wwkinpday.com
World Wide Knit in Public Day will
be held at the Harry Bailey Memorial Library, on the corner of Coff and Duke Streets, at 10am on Monday, June 15. All are
welcome and no bookings are necessary.