- Published: Sunday, 22 March 2015 09:00
The Close-Knit Community is back!
To celebrate the link between Abergavenny and Swayimane in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, Zimele has been 'yarn bombing' in Abergavenny again. That is decorating the town with wool, using knitted and crocheted squares made by both communities. Abergavenny Castle and Museum is looking stunning, adorned in it's woolen finery.
The Close-Knit Community 2015 is a place to celebrate people: friends, family or those we admire, whether they are still with us or not. You can dedicate squares to those who are important to you. Each donation of £5 = 1 square = 1 person to be remembered or celebrated. You will receive a handmade card as either a memento or to give to the person you are celebrating.
Businesses can get involved too! For a suggested donation of £25, they can sponsor a row of squares. All dedications are displayed by the project and on Zimele’s social media.
The squares are made from synthetic wool which is harmless to the tree and surrounding environment. After Zimele takes them down, the squares will be washed and recycled into blankets to be used by other charities.
We are indebted to The Wool Croft, Emmeline's Homebaking, Ibex Technical Access and Wales Africa Community Links.