September 29, 2016
by Kaitlyn Estens
Coonabarabran’s knitting brigade have produced more than 85 blankets for the 2016 Wrap with Love charity, which will be distributed across the globe to those in need.
This result is in contrast to the group’s first shipment of blankets six years ago, which contained approximately 10-20 wraps.
Organisers are thrilled with the effort demonstrated by knitters during the past season.
“We did say after last year’s total of 58, of which we were quite proud, that we wouldn’t try and outdo ourselves,” Cynthia Freeman said.
“I think we spoke too soon!”
Wrap With Love operates out of the Coonabarabran Library each Monday, from May to October.
There are 10 regular knitters who attend “knit- ins”, with a further 15 members who knit in their own homes, including two ladies in their 90s at Cooinda.
“Some volunteers knit a complete wrap themselves of 28 squares, and usually have a specific design - one member produces enough squares in a fortnight to create one complete wrap,” Mrs Freeman said.
“Other folk are quite happy just to knit individual squares and we then join them together.
“Two members have a sister who lives interstate and by knitting half the required squares each, create their own sister’s rug.”
In addition to the actual knitting work, Mrs Freeman said it was an enjoyable way to pass the morning with people that wouldn’t normally meet.
Knitters display a selection of colourful, hand-made blankets that were produced during this year’s Wrap with Love project in Coonabarabran.
November 2017 (8)
October 2017 (9)
September 2017 (7)
August 2017 (10)
July 2017 (5)
June 2017 (9)
May 2017 (9)
April 2017 (9)
March 2017 (10)
February 2017 (9)
January 2017 (6)
December 2016 (9)
November 2016 (10)
October 2016 (10)
September 2016 (14)
August 2016 (8)
July 2016 (8)
June 2016 (8)
May 2016 (9)
April 2016 (7)
March 2016 (9)
February 2016 (8)
January 2016 (7)
December 2015 (10)
November 2015 (13)
October 2015 (9)
September 2015 (4)
August 2015 (2)
July 2015 (3)
Restrictions in force as Timor Dam drops to 15-year low
New flooring for Flix Theatre Hall
Hundreds “Spring into the Pilliga”
Cooinda celebrates 40th anniversary
End of HSC exams marks new beginning
10,000km walk across Australia for suicide awareness
Samios cleans up at radio awards
In a sign that the local community is invested in the future of Coonabarabran, the Warrumbungle Shire Council Chamber was filled to capacity on Tuesda...
Community push for change