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We have a very enthusiastic teacher who encourages people to have a go.
The group is open to anyone who wishes to try their hand at knitting.
We have a range of people from first knitters, to people who are interested in
taking up the challenge again after many years of being unable to do anything due to their social isolation and financial restraints as well as feeling marginalised due to ill health such as a mental illness and physical disabilities .
People attending are mainly from the housing estates in the City of
The knitting group is also about “connecting our community:” people are able to make friends as well as gain a skill. We are supported by RecLink Australia and many people in the community who assist with Wool.
This year our teacher entered some of our work into the Royal Melbourne Show.
We were awarded 2nd prize for a group piece (a skirt knitted in panels by each member), a 3rd prize for a lovely pair of fluffy slippers, 2 Commend’s for a ladies vest and a beaded handbag, 2 Very Highly Commended for a scarf and childrens mobile. It was an amazing achievement.
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