Presbyterian Support Otago retail manager Chrissy Anderson,
in Shop on Carroll in Dunedin yesterday. Photo by Stephen
Knitting is at fever pitch in Dunedin and a charity shop
is calling for more wool.
Presbyterian Support Otago retail manager Chrissy Anderson
said more Dunedin people were knitting and its secondhand
store, Shop on Carroll, needed more wool to meet the
''We want to shroud ourselves in wool as there is a
resurgence of people wanting to learn to knit or starting to
The knitters were men and women of all ages, Miss Anderson
More people were taking a greater responsibility for their
environmental footprint and reusing clothing and materials
that would otherwise be dumped.
''People are getting sick of everything going to landfill.''
People with unwanted knitting supplies, such as wool,
patterns and needles, should donate rather than dump and
something ''fabulous'' would be created.
All profits from the store go back into the Otago community
and help support the many Family Works services and
programmes run by Presbyterian Support Otago, Ms Anderson