World 124, Exploration B

A town hall noticeboard created in Nottingham in World 124 by Deborah Green, a member of the town hall’s committee.

This was created to advertise the knitting based activities available in the town hall and encourage a stronger use of knitting within the local community. Deborah has organised a Knitter’s raffle, beginner’s knit sessions and ‘yarn bombing’ activities in Nottingham city centre and surrounding areas. Social media hashtags, #knit4notts and #DebsPicOfTheWeek, help engage locals on social media in ‘Creation of the week’ and ‘Photo of the week competitions’; @nigel_peters89 is the current winner of the ‘Photo of the Week’.

In addition, John Lee, a local farmer, has contributed to the board requesting volunteers; the board has begun to be used by others within the community who feel negatively about the rising sheep numbers, fearing overgrazing in the future and doubting the current ban on herbicides and pesticides.

This Exploration was contributed by Niamh Dulson-Ormsby, Phoebe Eade, Trammie Ip and Chi Fong Hoi (located in the UK and China), developed from a World contributed by Sarah Kilkenny, using a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence which allows others to share and adapt the work in any medium and for any purpose, providing that they credit the authors and share their material using the same Creative Commons licence.

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Published by Amy Twigger Holroyd

explorer of Fashion Fictions

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