As some of you may remember, last year we asked craft groups all across the United Reformed Church to help by making knitted fruit and vegetables as a part of our contribution to the Greenbelt Arts Festival, held in August.
The knitted fruit for our treasure hunt was so well received that we wanted to include the whole church in this year’s contribution. People still talk about the fruit they were given at the end of the festival last year. It is our hope that the flowers we are asking for this year, will be given away too.
This year’s theme is Pilgrimagination, taking something from Greenbelt’s 2018 theme of ‘acts of the imagination’ together with Pilot ’s pilgrimage and Walking the Way. We will explore how we, as people on a journey learn from one another by giving, receiving, sharing and encouraging.
The takeaway tent area will be a garden, with a path through it, and this is where we need your help. We want to cover the walls and fill flower beds with a diverse amount of flowers.
So, are you interested?
We welcome flowers of all shapes and sizes, knitted, crocheted, fabric or paper. You may want to make flowers with a particular significance, such as poppies, forget me nots or daffodils. We need plenty of leaves too!
If the flowers are knitted, crocheted or made of fabric, please could you leave a length of wool/thread left at the back of each flower so we can tie it onto either a stick or mesh?
It was great to involve groups from the churches around the country last year, and I hope, very much, that you will be able to help this year. If you have are interested and have any questions, or simply want to know where to send your creations to, please contact Linda Mead at firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of July.
Helpful links to websites, with free patterns, are below. You can also find many books on this subject.