Colourful pom poms made to celebrate 100 days to go

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On Wednesday 18 April, as part of Dover District’s 100 days to go celebrations around Dover’s Live Site, DAD ran a workshop in Dover Discovery Centre, led by Dover-based artist Katherine Moloney from Dover with help from Dover resident Caroline Gillings.

Pupils from River Primary made a host of colourful pom poms, adding to the pom poms made in March by pupils at at St Mary’s C of E Primary School. The pom poms will be part of a garland display above the entrance to the underpass going towards the seafront, along the Torch relay route.

All the pupils at the workshop got stuck in with the pom pom making: “I loved it” was the verdict of one of them. The “garland” project is an extension of Bunting Forever, which was launched in July 2011. So far it has brought over 250 people together through craft and ¾ of a mile of knitted bunting has been made, ready to hang in the town to welcome the Olympic Torch in July 2012.

The project celebrates the Olympic values of teamwork and brings together people and skills from around Dover and beyond.

The bunting and the garland will be hung in the town in July and there is still plenty of time to get involved by attending a Bunting Forever workshop or joining the Knit & Knitter sessions on Mondays between 2pm and 4pm at Amina’s Café, 22 Biggin Street Dover.

If you are not a knitter but would like to support the project you can donate wool or unneeded woolen garments for felt-making; you can also knit from home, by following the patterns available to download here.