Tuesday, 21 June 2016

WWKIPDAY June 2016

Well, you might ask what exactly is a WWKIPDAY?  It is World Wide Knit in Public Day where knitters and crocheters from all around the world get together on the same day to knit and crochet.

WWKIPDAY was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes and it is the largest knitter run event in the world.  Needless to say it starts in Australia and the Pacific and follows the sun to finish on the west coast of America.  It takes place in Europe, America, the Arctic Circle, the Pacific region, Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean.

We held our event at Theatre at the Mill, Mossley, in the foyer of the theatre where there is a lovely coffee shop appropriately called Yarns.  Twenty eight enthusiastic ladies came and chatted, knit and drank coffee or had lunch.  There were experts and novices, an eight week old baby and an 84 yr old lady with all ages and levels of expertise in between.  We had new faces and familiar faces and plenty of promises to keep in touch.

Two committee members of the Antrim and Newtownabbey Arts and Cultural Committee were also in attendance and they hope to feed back the success of the day to the committee with the intention of holding some other 'woolly' events in the future.

Always good to be ahead with your projects
Our youngest attendee who modelled a section of a new blanket
This item has become known as 'The Bernard'
Arts and Cultural committee members

1 comment:

  1. Lovely pictures- good to see my friends having fun!