Crafting group Grans on the Make has joined forces with ICHF Events to launch a bee-making initiative, inviting enthusiasts across the UK to knit, crochet or felt a bee. The campaign is set to raise awareness of the plight of bees, whilst raising funds for charity. The Make a Beeline project will also feature at The Creative Craft Show's events across the UK this autumn.
Hundreds of bees have already been crafted and will available for sale at the shows. Visitors can also create their own Make and Take bee using needlefelt techniques. Grans on the Make are also offering beginner felting workshops at each event, in partnership with The Makerss. The project will culminate at the November show, where visitors will be able to view a hive and 'meadow' complete with a swarm of knitted, crochet and felted bees and flowers.
"Craft has the capacity to engage and inspire and the crafting community deliver in spades with our projects for good causes," says Pat Wilson from Grans on the Make. "The plight of the bee is well-documented, and we wanted to use this opportunity to celebrate these incredible creatures while inspiring people to take small steps to help protect them and raise funds for charity. We encourage anyone to head to the shows and have a go whether you have craft experience or not and take home your very own needle felted bee."
The Creative Craft Show will also be selling bee-rings and bee-bombs, encouraging visitors to create their own insect-friendly gardens.
To book tickets, go to www.ichfevents.co.uk