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 (4mm) needles. 

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:

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

The 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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  • Jojo S

    Yes, thanks so much for giving me my first ever knitting lesson. :)

    July 20

  • Kim G.

    Lovely to meet you all, thank you for the warm and friendly welcome.

    1 · July 20

  • Marise W.

    A gorgeous afternoon! Thanks to everyone for making it so enjoyable. Thanks too from Wildlife VIC & the orphaned joeys.

    July 20

  • Vickim77

    I am new to knitting and if the group does not mind helping me learn I would love to come and make things for the carers

    1 · June 8

    • Marise W.

      Hi Vicki, we're very happy to help you learn to knit!

      July 9

  • Anneliese H.

    Just need to find the pouch i've finished!!!

    1 · July 1

  • Amy

    Hey guys, I booked a spot for a craft class and can't make it. If someone wants to take my spot, its a class called 'The Beer Carton Notebook: Salvage Art class' and its at Laneway Learning on June 30, 2014...TONIGHT!!!

    The class will begin at 8:00 pm at Shebeen and there will be food and drinks available to purchase.

    Please take this spot. I don't want it wasted. No payment needed. I'm just way too sick.

    June 30

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