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January 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us as a community in helping the wildlife devastated by the Australian bushfires. Purchase a glass of Australian Chardonnay or Australian Cabernet Sauvignon and 75% of the proceeds will be donated to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (https://www.ifaw.org) as well as 20% of all food sales.
This event will also be an opportunity for guests to come and craft items to care for the animals that have been rescued and survived. Please bring your own supplies,
Camelot will supply the patterns. List & information provided below.
WHAT CAN I MAKE?
Sewers: Joey pouches, hanging joey pouches, bat wrap pillows, quilts and blankets.
Crocheters: Bird nests, blankets, joey pouch outers, animal jumpers.
Knitters: Blankets, joey pouch outers, animal jumpers.
Every outer pouch needs 2-3 liners.
Hanging pouches are very needed too.
All sizes are needed from tiny pouches for sugar gliders all the way to large sizes that fit older kangaroo joeys.
Inner pouches:100% natural fiber only (cotton, bamboo, linen, silk). Flannelette or plain cotton are great, some carers love stretchy t-shirt cotton. Upcycled bed sheets and doona covers are perfect for these. Fabric should be very soft (what you would give to a baby). French seams are a MUST for all joey pouch liners.
Outer pouches: Cotton, flannelette, polar fleece, wool, jersey, sweatshirt material, etc. Poly blends and synthetics are OK. Carers have their own preferences based on their experience and environment. French seams are not needed for outer pouches.
A variety of sizes are needed (from 3-12 inches in diameter).
Recommended to use one thread of a cotton 8-10ply and one thread of 8ply acrylic with a 5 to 5.5mm hook. But two of wool/two of acrylic is fine.
No yarns that are ‘fluffy’ like mohair
BAT WRAPS (PILLOWS)
100% cotton flannelette is preferred.
Stuff them so they feel like a firm teddy bear.
Only polyfil for the pillow