Doing his bit for the war effort about 1917.
Doing his bit for the war effort about 1917. SLQ record no. 438068

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.


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