When I was asked to create a knitting campaign highlighting our International work for visitors I was prepared for the creative journey ahead. Looking at pictures of the international work for inspiration, it struck me how often teaching traditional skills like sewing can make an enormous difference to donkeys and mules. We want our supporters and visitors to know that they are vital in helping us to make a difference, and that their support through knitting or buying a Woolley donkey means that we can lighten the load for working donkeys and mules all over the world.
A pin board stood proudly in the office with a jumbled display of brain storming ideas and after talking with colleagues, gathering ideas and research, I found myself sat on the floor surrounded by balls of wool, weaving homemade cardboard frames.
Wool, jeans, knitted blankets, wood, sacks, and a banana plant are just some of the props we have used, sound intriguing? Why not come along to the Events barn in Sidmouth and take a look for yourselves, and don’t forget to pick up a knitting pattern and help us reach the millions of suffering donkeys and mules worldwide.
If you are unable to visit the main site in Sidmouth, getting hold of the free knitting pattern is easy, simply register your details to download a free donkey knitting pattern.