Longest ribbon challenge
THE Women’s Wellness Network (WWN) of Myrtleford and Surrounds has joined a Taree and Great Lakes District initiative to knit Australia’s longest ribbon.
The quest will also chase the world record for the largest awareness ribbon, which sits at 2.5 kilometres.
The project is to help raise awareness and initiate conversations around family violence and violence against women.
WWN coordinator, Kym Goodman said that the program hope to bring the completed ribbon to Myrtleford next year to help promote a Family Violence Awareness event.
“Our local communities have about three weeks to get clacking and to start knitting their contributions,” she added.
All knits must be white wool, acrylic or cotton; eight ply and knitted with 4-5mm knitting needles that are 40 stitches wide.
The knits should be with a plain stitch and between 40cm and 1 metre long.
“This is a whole district community project with all clubs, groups, schools and individuals invited to be involved,” Ms Goodman said.
“I would encourage everyone to get knitting to make sure the towns of Myrtleford and surrounds can really contribute to this fantastic initiative.”
Knitting must be dropped to Shop 26, in Bright, Goodman Curl Care or the Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre in Myrtleford by Friday November 9.
Enquiries can be made to Kym Goodman 0431329840.
ALL COUNTS: (left to right) Locals Yvonne Tabalotny, Roslyn Bruncher, Julie Williams, Liz Rizzato, Coral Newlands, Danuta Marr and Eileen Giles start an Australian and World record attempt for the largest charity white ribbon.