Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, in partnership with Wrap with Love Inc., is proud to host the 26th Hunter Knit-In on Friday, August 10. Knitters from far and wide will gather at the Gallery between 9:30am and 4pm to knit hundreds of squares for cosy wraps to be distributed all over the globe by this committed volunteer organisation.

Wrap with Love Inc. is a non-profit organisation with over 25,000 volunteers throughout Australia. From its humble beginnings in 1992 to the present, they have made, collected and distributed over 425,000 warm and cosy wraps.

Each year more than 30,000 people are wrapped with love and warmth in Australia, and 75 countries worldwide. This would not be possible without the generous and enthusiastic support of many volunteers alongside area contacts (such as in the Hunter). Administration staff, the media, host organisations (such as the gallery), transport companies and aid organisations, are integral to the effort. The wraps enhance lives, and in some cases can save them.

You can also make a difference. The Knit-In is a great opportunity to join other generous local volunteers and contribute a gift that brings warmth to both the maker and the recipient while enjoying each other’s company and the great atmosphere at the Gallery.

What: Hunter Knit-In
Where: Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
When: Friday, August 10 – 9.30am-4pm

For instructions and individual patterns please see http://www.wrapwithlove.org/