A project to get local community groups hooked on knitting with a series of new creative workshops has received funding from Arwain Sir Benfro.
Arwain Sir Benfro – the Local Action Group (LAG) for Pembrokeshire, administered by PLANED have provided funding of £14,840 to the Woolly Workshops. This is funded through the LEADER programme, which is part of the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, Funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.
Sally Williams launched the ‘Woolly Workshops’ from her shop, Just Nice, on Quay Street in Haverfordwest.
With a genuine passion for the art of yarn bombing Sally is teaching this uplifting art to community groups. Workshops, offering places to up to eight people in each session, cover the essentials for yarn bombing which consist of knitting, crocheting and needlepoint, with the opportunity to cover felting and weaving.
The group will be taught how to plan each piece of work and take appropriate measurements to ensure the work accurately fits the chosen object that is to be yarn bombed e.g. bollard, tree, lamp post etc. Group members will aim to complete a finished “yarn bomb” within a six week period.
Local organisations are getting involved and recognise the positive possibilities that a local project, purposely tailored to promote social inclusion could have.