Heartwarming yarn for koalas
The women of the Narrogin Library knitting and crochet group have set themselves a task of creating knitted koalas to raise money for the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal.
Members knitted four koalas for people to buy and by the end of last week, they had all been sold.
Avid knitter and crocheter Laura Windsor said member Ann Coll came up with the idea.
“BlueBuggs Handmade sells the $8 koala pattern. Ann came in with the pattern and we thought we could make these for a good cause,” she said.
The koalas sold for about $20 each, with the money going straight to the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal.
Also, $2 from every sale of the koala pattern goes towards Koalas in Care and the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal.
Ms Windsor said the group planned to make more of the cuddly koalas.
“Even if we continue making these koalas over this year, people in bushfire-affected areas will still be struggling and need support,” she said.
Ms Windsor joined the library’s knitting and crochet group two years ago and is one of at least six active members.
They meet every Thursday in the library from 4pm-6pm.
Ms Windsor said it was a great opportunity to catch up with friends over a cup of coffee and a ball of wool.
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