Canberra's Longest Bookmark

Monday, 23 April 2012


You may have heard . . . Dickson Library knitting group have embarked on a giant task - to knit Canberra's longest bookmark to celebrate the National Year of Reading.

The group is aiming for the bookmark to be long enough to stretch 4.07 km from Dickson Library to Civic Library. To do that, over 19,000 bookmarks (21cm x 6cm) are needed. After the project is completed, it's planned for the bookmarks to be sewn into blankets for local charities.

Being a little bit busy of late (!) I shamefully admit I got through only two bookmarks - and nothing overly creative, alas - but they are made of wool/cashmere! I've sent them on in, but the team require a lot more. Are you a knitter? Even one bookmark will help this amazing initiative. Get involved!


Join the Dickson Library knitting group on Wednesdays from 1.30 pm - 3.00 pm throughout the year. Alternatively you can knit at home and drop your completed bookmarks into the library.
Download the bookmark template (RTF 15.3 MB) - Please note this is a template for the size of the bookmark, not for how to knit it - creativity is encouraged. Head to the ACT Libraries website for more.

1 comment:

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh my knitting is so not up to scratch, however, i do have balls of wool i was just about to donate to charity, der, you told me about this Longest Bookmark project at National Year of Reading launch, so i know where to go now, Dickson Library on Wednesday after lunch, my tiny way of contributing. Thanks for the reminder, love Posie

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