Wild ‘n’ Woolly

Can you help with ICA’s first Yarn Bombing event?

Wild ‘n’ Woolly is a giant nature themed woolly wonder will be wandering its way across Portland over the next year.

The project, created from hundreds of hand crafted plants and animals, aims to highlight nature’s beauty and encourage more people to care for and protect their local environment and biodiversity.

To date, 46 residents have contributed to its creation. The youngest is Grace Hawkins, aged 13. The oldest is Joan Westman, aged 95. The project has also been supported by Royal Manor Workshops (Friday Craft Group).

The first location for the installation will be Atlantic Academy. It will stay here throughout September, where it will form part of the student’s wildlife garden and the upcoming  b-side festival.

We will be adding to the original piece over the coming months. If you fancy getting involved, contact Katy Pascoe at the ICA office on 01305 823789 (opening hours – 10am to 2pm, Monday to Friday), message us via Facebook or contact us here.

Wild ‘n’ Woolly is part of ICA’s Community Crafters project, which aims to reduce levels of local isolation and loneliness through community-based crafting activities that enable and encourage people across all generations to get creative together, whether at home, in groups or at specially organised events.

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