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Crafting community welcoming Rugby League World Cup 2021 to Warrington


WARRINGTON’S Crafting Community is coming together again to produce one of their fantastic craftwork projects, celebrating the Rugby World Cup 2021 and creating projects to welcome the Papua New Guinea team to the town.

Working together across Warrington communities, the group plan to produce a miniature rugby match, Papua New Guinea v England. There will be players representing the two teams, match officials, police, first aiders and more. It will be a really good game!
At the request of the Mayor, Cllr. Maureen Creaghan, the group will also create a Papua New Guinea flag, which will be displayed at the front of Warrington Town Hall to welcome the team to a reception in the building (subject to coronavirus restrictions).
Chair of Warrington Crafters, Jean Flaherty said: “Our projects are designed to be inclusive of all skill levels and ages, the small figures will be knitted as well as plain squares to make up the flag. If you would like to join in, contact Warrington Crafting Community through their Facebook page or call Cllr. Jean Flaherty on 07595 652267.
The Crafting Community’s previous projects include:
Christmas at the Town Hall 2019 – decorations for all the public rooms in the Town Hall were made and displayed during the festive period, the group also organised Santa’s Arrival in 2019 and many children were welcomed to his kitchen in Bank Park Pavilion.
The Flower Rainbow – on what would have been Warrington Walking Day 2020, the group displayed a frieze on the front of the Town Hall made from just over 1500 crocheted and knitted flowers. The rainbow display also celebrated 72nd anniversary of the NHS and thanked all those who were working so hard to control COVID 19.
Knit Warrington – Models of some iconic Warrington buildings were displayed in the town centre as part of the Warrington Heritage project, there was Lymm Cross, Sooty’s House, St. Elphin’s Church and a May Day celebration in St. Elphin’s park amongst the display.
The Christmas Frieze – as parties and celebrations were limited, the group produced a pompom frieze which was displayed at the Town Hall throughout the Christmas period. Over 3000 pompoms and a quilted Santa and Reindeers, with Rudolph leading the way, made up a wonderful picture to brighten the winter days.
The group has also worked on Scrubs for the NHS, small gift Hearts for COVID patients and their families and will soon launch a Winter Warm 365 project to support the homeless in Warrington for the winter of 2021.
You can find information and how to join in on the Warrington Crafting Community projects our Facebook page.


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