Wool Against Weapons Event and I’m There!

09 Aug

As this is published today, I shall be at Aldermaston with Wool Against Weapons. I leave on the 05.53 train and return at 22.16 and will have been part of the Human Peace Scarf stretching the seven miles between Aldermaston and Burghfield, the two atomic weapons sites in the UK.  This is what it is all about:

“Yarn Bomb, not real Bombs!

Wool Against Weapons – anti war grassroots campaign –  will unroll a 7 mile long knitted Peace Scarf in pink – to draw attention to the Governments proposed £120bn spend to renew Trident, in what will be the biggest anti war demo in recent years.

Thousands of knitters have been joining in from all over the world, in what has been a truly International effort to produce over 11,000 meters of scarf. This will be unrolled between AWE Aldermaston and AWE Burghfield on August 9th 2014.

The scarf will then be repurposed into blankets which will be used for humanitarian aid, including projects in Tanzania, Uganda, Syria, and the U.K.

Wool Against Weapons is supported by CND, Action AWE and Lush Campaigns.”

Some of our 22 pieces for Peace

Some of our 22 pieces for Peace

I will post photos tomorrow. Let’s hope that the whole event is covered by the news media.



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8 responses to “Wool Against Weapons Event and I’m There!

  1. makagutu

    August 10, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    what a brilliant idea. Looking forward to seeing the photos

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 10, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      Just working on the post right now! 🙂

      • makagutu

        August 10, 2014 at 12:41 pm

        Am waiting for it with abated breathe 😀

  2. Choc Chip Uru

    August 10, 2014 at 8:00 am

    What a gorgeous pink knit off 😀
    Fantastic project!

    Choc Chip Uru

  3. valeriedavies

    August 10, 2014 at 4:03 am

    wonderful… have been watching from the other side of the world during the knitting – great to see it finished….wonderful that you are there.. my aunt and uncle had a soup stall to nourish marchers on the very first Aldermaston March

  4. Our Growing Paynes

    August 9, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    This is amazing and insane at the same time! What a project!

  5. utesmile

    August 9, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    great stuff !

  6. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    August 9, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    can’t wait to see photos from this event!


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