Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Donation Guidelines

At the moment we are asking for donations of work, in any creative textile media or any colour. We have rules and guidelines on the Ravelry group page, but the only strict rules we have are:
• No offensive words/language or images used in the piece. This includes but is not limited to slang words for breasts.
• We recommend that group work should be planned before it is started. The most popular of group projects is to make a blanket. This can include: baby blankets, bed blankets, wall hangings,...
Ideally, we want to do raise as much money for Action Breast Cancer as possible, but also promote creative textiles and their importance.

In May, our donation form will be available in the Media page of this blog.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

World Wide Knit In Public Day 2010

How will you celebrate World Wide Knit In Public Day? Would you like to celebrate it with us? It takes place from June 12-20 so as the time approaches we'll share information about a special Pink Auction WWKIP event! And just for us happy hookers international crochet day is September 12.

We will bring up more info soon. Just for now, think Pink auction 2010 and knitting in public.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Mark Your Calendar: 10-10-10

Save the date! The 2010 Pink Auction will take place on Sunday, 10 October, 2010 at the Imperial Hotel in Cork City Centre. Yep, it's easy to remember as 10-10-10.

Come to admire and bid on beautiful and lovingly crafted creative textiles in support of Action Breast Cancer.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thank you, Vibes & Scribes

Thank you, Vibes & Scribes, FOR ALL YOUR HELP WITH THE PINK AUCTION 2010 - For making flyers and offering discounts to people making projects with wool and for giving me yummy biscuits at your Thursday knit nights.

Pink Auction 2010 flyers are available in their craft store at 21 Lavitts Quay or by visiting our Media page of this blog.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

100 Group Members and Growing

We are happy happy happy today and can't believe we have 100 members in our Facebook group. Thank you, everyone. That's the best Easter gift ever! Please spread the word about the Pink Auction. All help, all advice, all support always very welcome.

Friday, April 2, 2010

About Cork's Pink Auction

Our very first post in our very new blog is to tell you what this is all about. The Pink Auction is a creative textile auction to raise funds for and awareness of Action Breast Cancer, a part of the Irish Cancer Society. The auction will be held in October 2010 in Cork City, Ireland.

Pink Auction 2010 seeks donations of high-quality, sellable textile art, including but not limited to: Crochet; Knitting; Lace; Weaving; Quilting; Felting; Batik. This can come in the form of: Fashion; Creative textile jewelry; Quilts; Blankets; Shawls; Bags; Wall hangings; Mittens.

Get Involved! It doesn't matter if you are a student in secondary school, a fashion designer, or a hobby artist, your generosity makes a difference! Here are some of the ways you can help make this event a success:

• Sew, knit, quilt, crochet, macramĂ©, or create a creative textile piece to donate to the auction.

• Plan a ‘Make-A-Square’ event in your school, community or group of friends. These one-off events will be held all over Cork through August, giving friends and community groups a chance to knit, crochet, felt, quilt, or even silk paint or batik a square that will be part of a larger auction item.

• If you have a cafĂ©, pub, restaurant, or public space offer to host a ‘Make-A-Square’ event.

• Donate clean unused yarn or fabric to be used by fibre artists to make an auction item.

• Spread the word!

Join us on Facebook, Twitter, or Ravelry to learn more!