Hi guys, it’s been a while! The last time I wrote, I had just begun my personal project; creating a knitted Bog Blanket, to raise awareness of Wester Moss in Fallin. I’m happy to report that the project has been a great success, more successful perhaps than anyone had expected. Here are some of the highlights:
- We received over 170 knitted squares from local members of Fallin Community.
- I set up a regular knitting group which has up to 12 members. The club is now continuing to meet ever Monday at Fallin Library and is knitting for other local charities including a local Cat and Dog shelter.
- We are currently knitting together a beautiful ‘Bog Blanket’ that will be displayed in Fallin Library and used as an interpretation tool at Butterfly Conservation events.
- Butterfly Conservation and Fallin Knitting Group are donating 135 squares to ‘Knit a Square’, a charity that knits warm blankets for orphaned children in Africa.
The Bog Blanket project has been a joy to run. I’ve met some amazing people, learned new skills and had the opportunity to manage a project from start to finish. It’s been a great, all encompassing community engagement project and we’ll have a beautiful and very unique ‘bog blanket’ at the end, which will help highlight the importance of Wester Moss, throughout the local community. If you would like to see the amazing blanket that Fallin Community have put together, I’ll be unveiling it at the Natural Communities Showcase Event in Stirling, on the 26th of February. Come along and find out what the Natural Communities Project has been all about. Tickets are free and can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/natural-communities-showcase-tickets-15177197406?ref=estw
See you there, Ami