Date: Friday 4th May 1.15pm
Venue: Rayleigh Windmill
Activity: A ‘Knit-Together’ knitting drop-in with Jessica Worley
Jessica explained: “We are getting together doing knitting and crocheting, making decorations for the Hockley Wild Woods Day on the 2nd June. We’re hoping to wrap the trees, almost like jackets. It may be a few trees or just one large tree, depending how much knitting we manage to do. It’s just fun, and to make people smile, and really it’s just people from the community getting together to do something together. I’m also doing a couple of sessions in schools. It’s a skill-sharing, cross generational project that results in fun and decoration for the day. On the day we’ll be doing activities where people can come and join in with knitting and add to what it there. This is just one three hour session today, our second session, and we hope for others. If people go to my blog I encourage them to come along or knit themselves and contribute to the project. Afterwards we’ll be taking it down and then putting it up at the Chelmsford Torch event and then we may use it in schools to encourage knitting.”
Are you a knitter or crocheter?
Would you like to share your skills as part of the cultural celebrations for the Olympics? Then get involved in Knit-together!
Knit-together is a project for anyone who knits or crochets and would like to pass on their skills. In the run up to the Olympics Jess Worley, a textile artist, will be making knitted artworks with communities for the Hockley Wild Woods festival and the Torch Relay event in Chelmsford.
At these events there with be knit-together drop in sessions and we are looking for volunteers to support this activity.
Wild Woods Day – Sat 2nd June 2012. 11am-4pm. Hockley Woods, Main Road, Hockley SS5 4RN
Sparks will Fly: Chelmsford welcomes the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay - Friday 6th July 2012. 4-8.30pm. Hylands Park, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ.
Volunteering at these events is a great opportunity to be involved in the cultural festival for Essex to celebrate London 2012 and share your skills with the next generation. If you would like to volunteer please contact us with your name, phone, email address and what time slot you'd like on firstname.lastname@example.org or call Roxie Curry (Arts Officer for Rochford) on 01702 318171. Please get in touch if you have any question
To see more on the Hockley Wild Woods Day please CLICK HERE to go to our ‘Events Page’