Quarterly Crafternoons and International Crochet Day
Auspiced by the Warburton Advancement League, these crafty gatherings are a wonderful way for community members young and old to connect, share skills and create crochet and other crafty items. Le Valk, one of the organisers, started Quarterly Crafternoons last year at the Upper Yarra Arts Centre and gets 50 locals regularly to the gatherings.
The popularity of yarn bombing and crochet in general has increased greatly in recent years and Le found there were plenty of crochet talents in the valley. The opportunity to learn from one another and see skills being passed along – not just down but also up – has been an unexpected and valuable outcome. As an opportunity to gather people together, these events have not only been socially connecting but the outcome, a stunning range of crochet pieces, have graced several sites in our townships, and many participants have been able to start cottage industries and sell their work through our fabulous local markets and the Warburton Handmade Project.
The Community Bank has supported this years crochet activities with funding of $2402, which will be used for promotions and ensuring broader access to these days for everyone making all events FREE including workshops and materials.
Le blogs at www.quarterlycrafternoons.blogspot.com.au and there is a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/392976557485725/