Wool needed for Bulahdelah Central School knitting project Bulahdelah, Wootton, Nerong FEATURED Myall Coast News by News Of The Area - Modern Media - June 5, 2018 Ready to Knit: Jason Onley, Caitlin Swain, Tahlia Mancini, Kristyl Bartyn and Heidi Buchanan. THE clickety-clack of knitting needles will be a familiar sound at Bulahdelah Central School when a group of students begin casting their yarns, purling a few and passing slipped stitches over. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or firstname.lastname@example.org Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE Although it might take a lot of patience at first, the teens are looking forward to learning to knit as part of their school elective course in Textiles and Design. Class member Jason Onley said with the assistance of community volunteers, each of the 18 students will start by knitting a square to be made into a rug for charity. “We want to donate the blanket to a good cause, it’s a nice way to support the community especially with something we will enjoy working on,” he said. The traditional skill, which was once passed down through family generations, is bound to find new fans amongst the students who will also be given the opportunity to knit a teddy bear, beanie or scarf. “It’s exciting to have the opportunity to learn these skills that can translate across to other areas,” class member Tahlia Mancini said. “My grandma and mum both knit and it will be a proud feeling to make something special by hand.” To help get their project off the ground, the students are seeking donations of knitting needles and wool. Class teacher Mrs Elizabeth Smith said although 4mm needles and 8 ply wool will be ideal, they will be grateful for any size or colour. “All donations will be greatly appreciated and can be left at the school’s front office,” she said. Ready to Knit: Tahlia Mancini, Caitlin Swain, Jason Onley, Heidi Buchanan and Kristyl Bartyn.