The Year 9 & 10 Textile students have been learning how to knit, and have just finished a baby blanket composed of knitted patterned squares with long knitted edges for a border with pom-poms on the corners. The students will donate the blanket to the Ballarat Base Hospital’s intensive care nursery in the hope that all the love and care they put into the blanket will be passed on to a family in need.
In addition to baby blankets, the students have worked on scarves and beanies during these winter months, some in matching school colours, and others in designs of their choice. The students are learning about the different textures of the different fibres, and learning about the myriad of ways one can use knitting to create useful, economical, beautiful and warm creations.
The students will be delivering the blanket during a Textiles excursion on 12th September. The students will also visit the Creswick Woollen Mills, have a nature-walk and lunch at St. George’s Lake, and finish with a wool-felting session at the Creswick Neighbourhood Centre.