Urban Knitting in Tuscany – September 2013

vase 2Today we illustrate some urban knitting our AlpiKnitter Mariù happily stumbled across while she was visiting relatives in Chianciano Terme (a small town located in the very heart of Tuscany, not far from Siena). The local Women Association called “IoSempreDonna” launched this initiative as part of a wider campaign against breast cancer, with the goal of gaining public attention and raising public awareness about this womens’ plight. Participants had to knit or crochet 30×30 cm [12×12 in] pink squares and sew them onto public benches, poles and trees. The result was colourful, bright and welcoming: it added cosiness and warmth to the town main square and hopefully generated the desired effects on passersby.

More information (in Italian) can be found on the association website: http://www.iosempredonna.it/

pole big 2         pole        treebench 2  vase

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