Join Stitchery Collective for collaborative crochet project
DURING the First World War, craft acted as a therapeutic and morale-building activity for the loved ones of soldiers.
Whilst the tradition of wartime crafting - particularly knitting, darning and sewing - often conjures ideas of missing loved ones and sadness, this project frames this act as a positive one.
Crafters thoughtfully made something to comfort those far away, resulting in a physical, tangible object of love.
Crafting towards a common good connected families to their absent loved ones and to their community at home.
Join the Stitchery Collective for group craft to collaboratively crochet, construct and decorate an ever-growing comforter.
Enjoy the beautiful SLQ Gallery and connect with fellow crafters in this free, hands-on activity.
The Stitchery Collective group meets on the first and third Saturday of each month until July 25, from 10am-5pm at the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) Gallery, Level 2.