Monday, 13 January 2014

The Remembering Tree

My author friend Al Noteman went for a sunday drive, he and his wife Sonia ended up in Stratford and discovered a very strange tree.
Click the image to enlarge it.  open the link for the full story.

Donations can still be made to support those in need in Africa.
How does it work?
The Remembering Tree is made up of 1500 crocheted squares, made from synthetic wool which is harmless to the tree and surrounding environment, these have been produced in South Africa by women from poor communities to help boost their income and give them new skills. After we take the yarn squares down, the wool will be washed and recycled into blankets to be sent either to Sierra Leone or a homeless charity in the local area.
Each donation of £5 = 1 square = 1 person to be remembered, celebrated, or to show someone special you love them. You can purchase as many as you like. Each name will be placed on a board next to the finished tree and the full list of those names will also be printed in the Stratford Herald in the week before Christmas. A webpage will be kept up-to-date on our website. We will also keep you updated during the festive season of any interesting news. We expect the tree to get a tremendous amount of interest, and believe it will be the biggest tree ever Yarn Bombed in the UK.
A book by Al Noteman can be found at this link:
Thanks Al!

Al comments below

The tree picture opens up fine so can make out the various patterns, what a strange idea though was going to send you the picture anyway just out of interest but after I googled it and found that it had that South African connection thought it may be of interest to your readers too. There's a lot of good going on in the background in this old world that we seldom get to know about because this type of good news rarely makes the news headlines and we seem to be fed a constant stream of bad news these days that can be quite depressing so much so that I have stopped buying a paper every day, just weekends now.