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Knitwear goes on display
12:11pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
A KNITTING project for people with learning disabilities will deck out street furniture.
Lampposts and bollards in Front Street, Chester-le-Street, will be decorated with designs by the Wonky Woollies Wednesday Club on Saturday (September 28).
The group is led by KK2, which helps people within the community with their social lives, and promotes well-being. Wonky Woollies is a tutor-led craft club held every Wednesday at the WillyNillie art hub, based on an empty shop fruit shop on Front Street in Chester-le-Street, where participants can take part in knitting, crochet, and designing soft sculptures.
Sharon Gollan, of WillieNillie, said: “The Wonky Woollies Club has being designing and creating knitted graffiti over the summer to raise awareness of people with disabilities and to make themselves heard. “The club’s own knitting ninjas sprang into action to dress the town.
“The woollies lead the way to a celebration day for KK2 on Saturday and an exhibition of their work at WillyNillie shop.”
The exhibition runs for two weeks and is open to the public on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.
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