Local, national and international crafters generously donated over 100 knitted, crochet and felt birds for the special Knit Aviary display at the annual knitting event, with birds being sold afterwards to raise funds for Step by Step. The charity works alongside young people (11-25 years) who are facing homelessness or other challenges in their lives.
unravel organiser Gemma Curtis said; “We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who made and donated a bird for the Knit Aviary and to all who have bought one since. We are delighted that unravel was able to support Step By Step and reach the £500 target.”
Jenny Jackson, Community Fundraiser for Step by Step said: “The monies raised could provide an emergency bed placement for a young person for a week. This includes accommodation, food and support. The emergency bed placements are vital to support young people who come to us for help, often in a state of crisis. Thank you to everyone involved in helping us support young people in building brighter futures for themselves”
Since its launch in 2009, unravel has become one of the leading independent events for knitting and crochet, with yarn enthusiasts visiting from across the country and around the world. Unravel is the largest event of its kind in the South East of England and runs an exciting selection of workshops, talks and exhibitions alongside the hub of the festival, the marketplace, providing visitors with the opportunity to browse and buy diverse products from over 80 quality domestic & international exhibitors.
unravel returns next year, Friday 16 – Sunday 18 February 2018, and will celebrate its tenth year of the festival.
For more details on unravel, please visit craft.farnhammaltings.com for more on Step By Step please visit: stepbystep.org.uk.