Thanks already to those who have started sending in knitting. It looks like a great year for WARM TREES. Thanks too for all those who attended the Pohutakawa Workshops!
As outlined in newsletter 1 - our diplomatic partner this year is New Zealand. In addition to the scarves we also have agreed to create a display of symbolic flowers - you already have the fern leaf pattern - these will form part of the display too.
In New Zealand, there is a most amazing red flower called the pohutukawa and we have a plan which involves decorating the walls near the entrance to the Village Center with these flowers, and if we have enough, the wall where the banner is at the entrance to the Arboretum.
This newsletter is to encourage you to come to workshops.
Jenny Cantlon found an excellent set of instructions which will help us get a great effect. These are not done by knitting but by crafting with rope - this way they will stay looking like a pohutukawa flowers whatever the weather (ordinary knitting yarn will droop if it gets wet).
The workshops are on 5 and 11 May between 10.00am and 12.00 noon and are in the Terrace Room next to the National Bonsai Collection. We can guarantee a nice warm cuppa and some home-made goodies to keep you inspired. We will provide all the equipment and sets of instructions and convivial conversation.
We also have planned the Knitters Morning Tea on 2 June
to which all contributors are invited, be you a knitter or a crochet worker, or a flower maker. This will be held in the Terrace Room from 10.00am to 12.00 noon
and again, lovely warm cuppa and nibbles while we talk about the knitting and crochet work and look at the plan for the giant knitted kiwi bird which will be installed on the hill near the Wide Brown Land sculpture. It would be helpful if you could let us know you are going to attend.
Keep those scarves and yarn crafting coming - you all are just amazing.
Any questions contact Jocelyn on mob 0407176163 or by e-mail [email protected]
Kind regards from Jenny and Jocelyn