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Joey Pouch Knitting Crafternoons (and beginner knitting workshops)

Hundreds of marsupial joeys come into the care of Wildlife Victoria's volunteers every year. All joeys, including possums, wombats, wallabies, koalas, and kangaroos, need to be kept warm and quiet, but while Wildlife Victoria's volunteer carers put in so much time and love when caring for these precious creatures, most don’t have time to knit or sew the pouches that they require for the little ones in care.

Luckily we've got the knitting skills so we can do it for them :) Let's meet up once a month to make pouches to keep our little joeys safe and warm. Meet at Grumpy's Green at 2pm on the third Sunday of the month. Bring 5ply or 8ply wool and size 8 needles if you can. There will be spare wool and needles so don't stress if you don't have any.

Beginners are most welcome to come along and learn to knit.

For more information on joey pouches and the pattern for the pouches check out the Wildlife Victoria website here:

http://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/projects-a-activities

Grumpy's Green are an eco-friendly bar, so a great place to make stuff for our local wildlife. You can check out more info about them here:

http://www.grumpysgreen.com/fitzroy/

Their address is 125 Smith St Fitzroy, and it is easily accessible via bicycle or the 86 tram. There's usually a bit of parking around for your car, but a lot of it has parking meters.

 

 

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  • Angela S.

    Thanks Laura for hosting a great afternoon of knitting. Lovely to meet you all!

    January 20, 2014

  • Eva

    Nice to meet u all. Enjoyed the venue and the music. See u next time!

    January 20, 2014

  • Liz E.

    A really lovely afternoon! Thanks everyone.

    January 19, 2014

  • Liz E.

    Very much looking forward to next Sunday. I havent knitted for a long time so will need to learn and have some guidance. I don't have any knitting equipment either so hope there are enough spares?? See you all Sunday!

    January 11, 2014

    • Linn

      Oh, look forward to this! I also hope there will be enough spares :) As a backpacker, I couldn't really bring my complete knitting equipment to australia... :/ See you soon!

      January 19, 2014

  • Leeah

    Sorry guys got called into work :( next time though

    January 19, 2014

  • Cheryl

    Just came across this group! Me and my mum are looking at coming along on Sunday! What a fab idea. May have done a tiny bit of knitting a long time ago but will definitely need a teacher after all this time I think!! Looking forward to meeting everyone and knitting some fancy pouches for these poor little roos! See you there guys x

    January 16, 2014

  • Alexandra

    Hi there, looking forward to joining the group. I'm a complete beginner but would love to learn, so hoping to be pumping out pouches in no time!

    January 13, 2014

    • Liz E.

      i won't be the only novice then!! look forward to meeting you. Liz

      January 13, 2014

  • Marise W.

    Just want to say a big thank you again to you Laura for organising this knitting group for the joeys! mxx

    January 13, 2014

  • Marise W.

    I'm looking forward to it!

    January 13, 2014

  • Michele

    Oops just re-read the info. Apologies!!

    January 8, 2014

  • Michele

    What do we need to bring for the knitting?

    January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great pub, great cause, I'll the there!

    December 15, 2013

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