Heartwarming yarn for koalas

Kellie BalaamNarrogin Observer
Readers are encouraged to come in and read to Kingsley the koala who was purchased by the library.Picture: Kellie Balaam/Narrogin Observer
Camera IconReaders are encouraged to come in and read to Kingsley the koala who was purchased by the library.Picture: Kellie Balaam/Narrogin Observer

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.

All money raised from the knitted koalas will be donated to the St Vinnies Bushfire Appeal.Picture: Robyn Stringer
Camera IconAll money raised from the knitted koalas will be donated to the St Vinnies Bushfire Appeal.Picture: Robyn Stringer

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.

Narrogin Library knitting and crochet group's Laura Windsor making a koala.Picture: Kellie Balaam/Narrogin Observer
Camera IconNarrogin Library knitting and crochet group's Laura Windsor making a koala.Picture: Kellie Balaam/Narrogin Observer

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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