6 June 2016 Have a Yarn at the Library

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6 June 2016 Have a Yarn at the Library

Come and celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day at the Harry Bailey Memorial Library in Coffs Harbour on Monday, June 20.

“The Library Service has marked World Wide Knit in Public day for several years. It began with a small group of knitters in 2008 and has grown steadily over the years,” said Enzo Accadia, Council’s Section Leader Community Programs. “We’ve always seen it as a great opportunity to open up the library to people who share a passion.”

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. In 2015, 500 wraps were sent from our region to the project and a further 150 have been sent in the first four months of this year.

For more information on World Wide Knit in Public Day, go to www.wwkinpday.com and for more information on ‘Wrap with Love’ go to http://www.wrapwithlove.org/about-us/

Everyone interested in crochet, knitting, sharing patterns, or just ‘yarning’ is welcome to come for morning tea at Harry Bailey Memorial Library, on the corner of Coff and Duke Streets, at 10am on Monday, June 20. No bookings are necessary.​