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Make some woolly wildlife!

31 July 2012 by Sam

knitted and crocheted flowers and insects

Over a last few weeks staff and visitors have been knitting and crocheting a colourful array of woolly wildlife, which you can see on display in friezes at the Natural History Centre and Weston Discovery Centre at World Museum. The knitted nature and crocheted creatures are being displayed over the summer, then they will be given to Claire House Children’s Hospice, who will be selling them in their charity shops in order to raise money.

If you can knit or crochet then we’d like your help to make lots more flowers, leaves, insects, birds and small animals to add to our display. Please make all your items about life size and avoid using anything that could be sharp or dangerous to children. There are lots of free patterns online, plus some great books of patterns by Lesley Stanfield and others should be available through your local library.  

It doesn’t matter if you are a complete beginner – come along to our free Knitted nature workshops in the Weston Discovery Centre this weekend and you can learn how to make simple flowers. The workshops are 1-4pm on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August, have a look at the What’s on page for full details. 

If you make any woolly wildlife at home then please bring it to the Natural History Centre or the Weston Discovery Centre before Sunday 12 August and we’ll add it to the display. You can also post it to Gina Couch, Education Manager (Interactive Centres), World Museum, William Brown Street,  Liverpool L3 8EN.

Have a look at some photos from our last family workshop and some examples of the things people have already made for the displays in our Woolly Wildlife set on Flickr.

  1. Emma says:

    I’m in! :)

  2. Sam (NML) says:

    Fantastic, thanks Emma :)

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