FUTURE KNITTERS: The residents of Warwick Oak Tree Retirement hosted a knitting for beginners class for Jumpers and Jazz.Gloria Baker, Jan Behrmann, Junette Paskins, Daphne Cross, Mary O'Neill, Fran Simmers, Leah Tonscheck 13, Mackenzie Churchward 13, Jasmine Tonscheck 13.
FUTURE KNITTERS: The residents of Warwick Oak Tree Retirement hosted a knitting for beginners class for Jumpers and Jazz.Gloria Baker, Jan Behrmann, Junette Paskins, Daphne Cross, Mary O'Neill, Fran Simmers, Leah Tonscheck 13, Mackenzie Churchward 13, Jasmine Tonscheck 13. Nicole Zurcas

The next generation of Warwick knitters

KNITTING since the age of five, the ladies at Warwick's Oak Tree Retirement Village have a wealth of knitting knowledge to share.

In the spirit of Jumpers and Jazz, the residents have put on a workshop to teach all ages and skill levels the craft of knitting.

Some of Warwick's younger locals took the opportunity to learn from the best.

Workshop organiser Gloria Baker said it was a skill which will stay for a life time.

"It's a good hobby to learn and once you know how to knit you'll be doing it for the rest of your life,” Mrs Baker said.

"I taught my children and grandchildren how to knit and I think it's something more kids should know.”

Attending today's session was 13-year-old Mackenzie Churchward, who picked up her first needles at Easter time.

"I wanted to try something new, knitting is a bit tricky, I still make mistakes,” she said.

"I started a scarf and I hope I can finish it before the end of winter.”

Oak Tree resident Jan Behrmann said knitting brings people of all ages together.

"It's a great conversation started, it gets people talking and you can sit there and knit and have a conversation at the same time,” Mrs Behrmann said.

"My mother taught me and they also taught knitting when I went to school, they should bring it back.”



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