Does anyone remember when we knitted fence warmers at the Kings Hall? About a decade ago we craft bombed the church and we are going to craft bomb the church again!
Zoe can tell us about how to get involved and why we are doing it…
I recently heard about a movement where by churches were encouraging congregations to hand craft hearts to hang outside their church this Easter as a sign of God’s love.
I hoped that CCE could get involved and amazingly Becky Cumming, Christina Enever and Kirsty Hook had already planned to do a display outside the church with the young people. So I wanted to extend the invite to all ages.
What do I need to do to get involved? All you need is motivation, skill and weatherproof materials. We are going to make hearts of any colour. The design stipulations are that the hearts are weatherproof. The hearts need to incorporate a hanging loop or a hole so that they can be hung on the church railings. Suggested size is no bigger than 10cm or as small as a pound coin. Materials could be wood, wire, yarn, or felt. Here is a Pinterest board of ideas if you are stuck. https://pin.it/7JxxDGY
Or see the crochet pattern at the end.
How do I deliver them my hearts? Please pop them in an envelope addressed to Kirsty Hook and deliver them through the letter box – on the side entrance to the Kings Hall (green door).
When should I make the hearts for? Please deliver your hearts by Palm Sunday, 28th March, this will give them time to quarantine before they are displayed later in Holy Week.
What happens to the hearts? They will hopefully bring some joy to passers-by, and we will have a message about how this displays how our church shares God’s love. BUT they will ultimately be gifts to the community as people will be invited to take a heart home with them.
What if I live too far away to drop them off? The churches who came up with this idea have suggested that you could put your heart up at a local church building or somewhere in your community or simply put it in your window to display to your neighbours.
Still unsure? If you have questions please contact Kirsty Hook (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I think I’d like a pattern to follow. This is a quick crochet heart pattern https://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/teeny-tiny-hearts.html
We hope that as many of us can be a part of this as possible, but if crafting is not your things there will be some other activities in Holy Week so watch this space.