WWKIP DAY – 13 June 2020

hosted by Olive Pesto craft group

We have met for the last 3 years in the BUC Big Hall and Olive Way, supplied continuous teas and a soup’n’bread lunch for over 100 participants from the community and congregation, supplying yarn, needles, patterns, instructions and encouragement. It is part of our mission of community well-being, encouraging folk to “connect, be active, give, take notice and keep learning” as per the poster below.

This year we successfully worked around the COVID-19 social distancing rules to engage with 35 people from the community and congregation. This was done with :

  • 3 separate Zoom KnitALongs during the day, and
  • individual Walk-Knit-Chats, where people would ‘go public, knit, chat and take a photo’.

Most (27) participated in the Zoom KnitALongs hosted by Ann Soo, Natalie Papworth and Linda Wannan; 8 individuals provided photos for the ‘WWKIP2020’ photo album. The day was fun, involving chat about knitting, families, community, what’s happening at BUC, and, yes, politics.
One Zoom group was even visited by the “Icicle Tricycle Man”. What a treat!

The Day was publicised through a newsletter (thanks, Helen Rowe!) emailed to our craft community mail-list, posts on KOGO and the OP BUC FB Group page, listing on the WWKIP homepage http://www.wwkipday.com/, BUC’s Olive Press and webpage (thanks, Saide!), posts on individual’s FB pages, and personal invitations. These all worked well. Thanks to all involved.

Visit the Olive Pesto WWKIP2020 Album on Facebook.

Linda Wannan 17/06/2020