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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 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:

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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  • Carly

    Hi sorry I won't be able to make it this time, have a lovely afternoon.

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Liz E.

    Sorry guys...now not able to make it....help needed on a friends' wedding crafting!! Happy knitting! I will carry on with my pouch at home.

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Janelle S.

    Sorry don't think I will make it today after all. Hope to catch up next month

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Cally M.

    Does the group start at 2 or 3pm? Some places say 2 while others, 3.

    1 · February 15, 2014

    • Marise W.

      Hi Cally, it starts at 2pm and goes until 5pm. You can arrive anytime though.

      February 15, 2014

  • Tonia

    I'll come to the next one

    1 · February 11, 2014

  • Sheena

    Apologies, I will not be able to come to this month's meeting but really hope to be there in March.

    1 · February 11, 2014

  • Amy

    Unfortunate family obligations have arisen. Hopefully the next one :(

    1 · February 11, 2014

  • Amy

    I'm hoping I can finally make one of these. Need to learn to knit.

    1 · January 25, 2014

    • Marise W.

      Hope to see you soon Amy!

      February 7, 2014

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