WOVEN’s new project for 2021 was given the green light in the summer of 2020. The WOVEN festival will take place from June 5th – 27th. The festival will include the big reveal of the colourful ‘yarn bombed’ Huddersfield Train station.
WOVEN have encouraged the local community of all skill levels to get involved in ‘The Big Rainbow Knit’, there is already an army of Knitters and crocheters all working on creating bright, colourful squares to feature in the ‘yarn bomb’ and now WOVEN has teamed up with a local organisation, The Kirkwood, to launch a fundraiser.
Who are The Kirkwood?
The Kirkwood is an independent hospice and registered charity. They aim to help improve the quality of life through palliative care. They also support individuals and families affected by life-limiting illnesses. Helping them to seize each day and live life throughout every stage of living with an illness
WOVEN & The Kirkwood Join Forces
People can knit squares for WOVEN’s 2021 yarn bomb while also raising fund for The Kirkwood.
To support The Kirkwood while getting involved in WOVEN’s The Big Knit people can sign up for the initiative on The Kirkwood’s website
Once you register for the fundraising initiative you will receive a fundraising pack and then can get started in collecting sponsorship through their JustGiving page.
If people raise over £100 you will receive a limited edition commemorative mug. The person who raises the most money will also win a luxury knitting hamper; full of crafting goodies.
‘Promoting creativity and well-being.’
Nat Walton, Woven Festival Curator said, “We’re delighted to be able to team up again with The Kirkwood for this year’s WOVEN festival and give their huge network of supporters an opportunity to get involved but raise valuable funds for them at the same time.
“We still need lots of brightly coloured knitted squares for The Big Rainbow Knit installation so we’re asking as many people as possible to get knitting and of course get fundraising for this great, local charity.”
Elspeth McGloughlin, Senior Occupational Therapist with The Kirkwood, said: “The Big Knit in 2019 was an amazing event for The Kirkwood, it enabled the patients we support and their families to join forces with our team and open our doors to the wider community, for an incredible day of crafting.
“Despite social restrictions that are affecting us all, we want our supporters, employees, volunteers and service users to again feel part of the wider community, promoting creativity and well-being, whilst supporting our work across Kirklees. We hope you will all join us again to make this event even better than the last!”
‘Vibrancy and colour.’
Portfolio holder for Economy and Climate, Councillor Davies, added: “It gives me great pleasure to support an initiative such as the “Big Rainbow Knit” particularly when it will help raise much-needed funds for one of [our] key community assets – The Kirkwood.
“The ‘’Big Rainbow Knit’’ will provide a fantastic opportunity to add vibrancy and colour to the Community of Kirklees during these difficult times. I encourage you all to become involved, age and experience is not a barrier and we look forward to the end result in June 2021”
To get involved in Woven’s The Big Knit and to raise money for The Kirkwood you can sign up here.
To find out more about The Big Knit and WOVEN you can visit their website here
Lastly, for all the knitting and crocheting support you could need you can also join The Big Rainbow Knitters Facebook Group – – https://www.facebook.com/groups/357709348852865/