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Meet Our Super Knitting Team

by Edited by Jimmy Rhatigan

KILKENNY Arts Office hosts a ‘meet and greet’ at Kilkenny’s Farmers’ Market tomorrow, Thursday,10am until 2pm.

Showcased will be the Knitted Together 2 finished pieces. Beautiful hand knitted and crocheted blankets will be on display for the public to enjoy and learn more about the meaning behind the project. 

Knitters, crocheters, Kilkenny Arts Office and outreach team members, plus reps from charity shops, will share information about the project.  

 Over 180 took part in the Knitted Together 2 project and created over 3,500 beautiful, intricate and carefully crafted squares. 

The craftspeople created blankets, choosing from their own designs or one of our challenges which included  Black and Amber, Rainbow or Shades of Green themes. 

The 70 completed blankets have been donated to local charity shops and are now available for sale to support the organisations, following a challenging year of closure. 

 Benefiting will be The Jack and Jill Foundation, Friary Street, National Council for the Blind, High Street and Castlecomer, The Samaritans, St Kieran’s Street, Irish Cancer Society, Parliament Street, Enable Ireland, St Kieran’s Street, St Vincent de Paul, Butts Green

All funding will go to the charities. 

The Knitted Together 2 project is funded by Creative Ireland as part of its Age-Friendly Initiatives, the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCI) as part of the Government’s ‘Keep Well’ campaign and is supported by Age-Friendly and Healthy Ireland Kilkenny programmes.

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