Clan Sets Easter Knitting Challenge for North-East Crafters

Date published: 10 April 2023

Clan Cancer Support is looking for craft enthusiasts to stitch a drove of knitted hares this Easter, ahead of The Big Hop Trail launching this summer.  

The north-east’s leading cancer support charity has partnered again with Wild in Art for the public art trail which will feature 40 spectacular hare sculptures across the region as part of the charity’s 40-year anniversary.   

The charity is calling on knitters to create the long-eared creatures in all colours and designs, reflecting the diverse range of hare sculptures due to be displayed across the north-east, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. 

The woollen creations will be available to purchase online, in Clan charity shops and at pop-up merchandise stalls when the trail is live, with all proceeds helping Clan to support people affected by a cancer diagnosis. 

Teresa Bremner, Clan’s sculpture trail project manager, said: “In anticipation of the arrival of our 40 large hare sculptures, we’re setting crafters an Easter challenge to knit mini hares to be sold in honour of Clan once our art trail is live.  

“This is a brilliant opportunity for individuals and community knitting groups to play a role in Scotland’s biggest public art trail this year. As well as supporting the vital services that Clan provides, we anticipate the knitted hares will become special souvenirs for many trail goers.” 

Those interested in taking part can download a free knitting pattern and return their completed hare – unstuffed – to any Clan Cancer Support centre or shop by May 31, 2023.  

For more information and to download the knitting pattern, click here.

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