Nina Ligeti holding a shaggy sheep and the large knitting needles and mohair used to craft them. Photo: Fran Kirsten.
SEDGEFIELD NEWS FLASH - While visiting a Johannesburg craft expo around three years ago, Knysna mother Nina Ligeti was drawn to the craft of looming and so started her involvement in the Sedgefield not-for-profit organisation (NPO) FreshStart.
"I have always wanted to give back and when I noticed how easy looming really was with this new looming contraption, I immediately started making beanies for those in need," said Ligeti. She was living in Johannesburg at the time and by the time she moved down to Knysna she had provided close to a hundred beanies to cold children in need and brought many more down in the container with her.
"I read an article in the local newspaper about children helping themselves in the FreshStart initiative and realised that this was exactly what I was looking for, a home for my excess beanies. I was involved in a bit of charitable work in Johannesburg but the circle of energy never seemed complete to me. I made the beanies and they were passed onto those in need.
I never got to share in who received them or even know if they were happy with them. In helping FreshStart I have a sense of the complete circle."
Read more in Thursday's Knysna-Plett Herald, and online.
ARTICLE AND PHOTO: FRAN KIRSTEN
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