Farnham Maltings’ annual international festival of knitting, unravel, is creating a unique Flower Shop at its 2018 festival to help raise money to support the work of A Place to be Youth Group in Haslemere, Surrey.

Designed by Sue Stratford

unravel organisers are asking for local, national and international crafters to donate knit, crochet and felt flowers for the display. Visitors over the three days of the festival (16 – 18 February) can buy a ticket to be entered into a lucky draw with a chance of winning one of the creations. All monies raised from the sales will go to the Haslemere based group, which supports local young people by providing a safe, fun and nurturing environment to develop social skills, increased self-esteem and citizenship.

The flower theme was inspired by the tenth anniversary of the yarn festival, as a common and much loved anniversary gift.  In 2017, unravel’s charity project, the ‘Knit Aviary’, raised over £500 for Aldershot charity, Step By Step.

Daisy Owen, Youth Leader at A Place to be said: “As we are a group which has been set up by the community, for the community, we rely totally on charitable donations to run our club. All money raised will be spent on paying experienced youth workers, providing food, activities and safe equipment. We and the young people are very grateful for all donations as it means we can continue to provide the only non-affiliated club for young people in Haslemere”.

Flowers can be donated in advance of the festival either in person at the Farnham Maltings box office or by post to: unravel, Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, GU9 7QR.  Please include your name if you would like to be named on your flower’s tag.  All makers donating to the appeal will be included in a lucky draw to win a pair of tickets to the unravel festival in 2019.

Since its launch in 2009, unravel has become one of the leading independent events for knitting and crochet, with yarn enthusiasts visiting from across the country and around the world. Unravel is the largest event of its kind in the South East of England and runs an exciting selection of workshops, talks and exhibitions alongside the hub of the festival, the marketplace, which will provide visitors with the opportunity to browse and buy diverse products from over 70 quality domestic & international exhibitors.

For more details on unravel, please visit craft.farnhammaltings.com. For more details on A Place to be Youth Group, please visit their Facebook page.

unravel 2018

Fri 16 – Sun 18 February 2018

Fri 11am-5pm – book tickets
Sat 10am-5pm – book tickets
Sun 10am-4pm – book tickets

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