Woolly idea leads to knitted living room for Brighton's Fringe Festival
In their latest creative venture, the Emmaus Brighton Good Will Co-op have knitted a whole living room!
The Good Will Co-op started up in 2008 as a project that brought together local people and gave them the opportunity to use their creative skills to turn donated wool, fabric and craft materials into gifts for sale in the Emmaus Brighton shop. Sales of their hand-made gifts have generated nearly £8500 for Emmaus Brighton, enabling more help to be given to people in need. The weekly get-togethers provide a social focus for local people who might otherwise become isolated, and the transformation of unwanted materials into useful items helps reduce landfill.
You can see the extraordinary knitted room, complete with newspapers, radio and comfy chair, at the Portslade Community Open Forum on 26th February at Portslade Town Hall. It will on show from 7th - 29th May at the Emmaus Brighton Community, Drove Road, Portslade as part of the 2011 Brighton Fringe Festival before touring various arts venues and stopping off at some Emmaus Communities.
The idea of knitting a whole room came from Nicky, one of the Good Will Co-op's talented volunteers, who was looking for a novel way for the Co-op to raise funds, whilst raising public awareness of Emmaus.
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Their next ambitious project is a knitted kitchen or bathroom!
More knitted living room pictures here.
Published on 3rd February, 2011