Hearts on Fire
A raffle with prizes including two beautiful pieces of art work by Rocket Barnes Librio, a completed Sun Shower shawl designed by Ambah O'Brien and a Cozy Knitter Thank you pack by Nastia Sleptsova
Original artwork in pencil by Rocket measures 18.5 x 11.5 cm.
Hand crafted wooden heart by Rocket measures 10 x 9 cm approximately.
Completed hand knitted Sun Shower Shawl designed by Ambah O'Brien features various merino singles and kid silk yarns.
The Cozy Knitter Collection includes a little sweater brooch, the cozy knitter sticker set, and two cards all illustrated and designed by Nastia Sleptsova.
Tickets are $2 or alternatively, make a donations to one or both of these organisations and send me a screenshot to go in the running for the raffle prize.
The raffle will be drawn following 'The Big Wool Show' on 20th July 2020 on @zigozagoknit Instagram Stories
Proceeds from the raffle will be divided between the following two charities;
Indigenous Literacy Foundation
Our vision is equity of opportunity
We are a national book industry charity dedicated to lifting literacy levels in remote Indigenous communities, so all children across Australia have the same choices and opportunities.
Being able to read opens so many doors. But in very remote Indigenous communities, books are all too scarce and literacy levels are so much lower than anywhere else in Australia. Our purpose is to make a difference to the lives of Indigenous families by not only gifting thousands of new culturally appropriate books – with a focus on early literacy and first language - but also by running programs to inspire the communities to tell and publish their own stories.
Djirra is a culturally safe place where culture is celebrated and practical support is available
Djirra is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation focused on preventing and addressing family violence. The Melbourne-based organisation provides legal and non-legal support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who experience family violence - predominantly women. They also run important intervention programs like Young Luv teaching girls about healthy relationships and Dilly Bag, a cultural workshop to promote healing. "Djirra is the Woiwurrung word for the reed used by Wurundjeri women for basket weaving. Traditionally, when women gathered to weave, important conversations took place and problems were solved. Djirra symbolises Aboriginal women today, still coming together to share stories, support each other and find solutions," explains Braybrook.