Imagine the trunks of the trees in Warwick’s three Villages wearing “sweaters,” knitted stripes of many colors. Knitting is a universal pastime and all are welcome to come together in this joyful project.
In celebration of the Sesquicentennial of Warwick, and coordinated with Treecycle (Wickham Works – Sat., Apr. 29 and Sun., Apr. 30) and the Summer Arts Festival (Tues., Jul. 25 to Sun., Jul. 30), the tree trunks in the Villages of Warwick will be decorated with colorful knitted wraps created by local residents of all ages. These would be knitted or crocheted from leftover yarn or plastic yarn and would be attached without damaging the trees. They will enhance the summer festivities from the end of July until the end of August. At that time, they will be cleaned and sewn together to create blankets to be donated to worthy causes such as homeless shelters, Project Linus (children in hospitals), women’s shelters and other causes.
To participate in the project or have any leftover yarn to donate, contact Pat Foxx by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.