A GROUP of local Tilligerry ladies are stitching up a koala.
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You see, they are part of the shire council’s initiative ‘Building commun-knitty’ which has the dual objective of brightening up the shire whilst fostering social interaction and connection.
Jen Underwood from Community Development is overseeing the project.
Wool is the key element in the program and some six individual projects with different themes are coming together shire wide.
In the case of Tilligerry, a three metre square blanket is being stitched together consisting of numerous smaller squares which depict a koala in a gum tree.
Once finished, it will form an eye-catching mural in Henderson Park on the foreshore in Lemon Tree Passage.
The colours and numbers of squares required are dictated by a grid which is superimposed on the detailed picture.
Coordinator Wendy Seddon said that many local participants have supplied their own wool and have made squares from blue,brown and green yarn with a few brindled patches to depict specific features.
Other residents have donated skeins of wool which have been dropped off at specific collection points.
“We’ve come together at the ‘Habitat’ centre to put it all together, “ she said.
”With a bit of luck, it will be finished and erected by the second week in September,” she added.