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Appeal to Cornish crafters to knit for injured Aussie animals

Appeal to Cornish crafters to knit for injured Aussie animals

Published by Helen Down at 2:04pm 15th January 2020. (Updated at 12:03pm 16th January 2020)

An appeal has gone out to Cornish crafters to knit and crochet items for animals injured in the Australian bushfires.

Staff at a Launceston based company are busy making pouches, wraps, and nests for orphaned wildlife.

Now The Natural Fibre Company, on the Pennygillam Industrial Estate, want the whole of Cornwall to get involved.

They are working with an Australian charity that has identified what items are needed the most.

How to help:

Anyone interested in knitting or helping can contact The Natural Fibre Company - enquiries@thenaturalfibre.co.uk or enquiries@blackeryarns.co.uk

The company says it has inundated as have the charities in Australia.

They have requested that all volunteers complete the item that they are currently working on and get them to a drop off point ASAP - The Natural Fibre Company is a drop off point.

They will then ensure that all items are at the hub in Newquay in time for a global stock take to take place 26th January 2020.

The ARCCG will then update with an up-to-date list of what is needed the most.

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"We have also been advised this morning that they are expecting a HUGE shipment from America, so they may well have enough handmade items once this arrives with them. Again, they will update us ASAP.

"Whilst the injured animals in Australia may no longer need our handcrafted items, there are many UK charities that will very grateful of any donations.

"So if people would like to continue crafting the hubs will ensure that they get to the animals whom need it most."

The Natural Fibre Company

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"We appreciate not everybody can contribute financially, but this is a way that anybody can help.  

"We've got patterns to suit beginners up to advance.  Just a bit of your time that's all we're asking.

"The beauty about real wool is that it's fire resistant. It's very good for injured animals as it's a natural product.

"The charities are willing to take items made from acrylic wool as well, although they are requesting real wool because it has better properties.

"All we're asking is that when people are making things if they can let us know what they're made of so we can let the charities in Australia know."

Beki Gilbert, The Natural Fibre Company

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