The Secret Society Of Hertford Crafters has launched a
two-week wool amnesty to surrender undesirable
wool from homes
“We want to reduce the risk of wool falling into the wrong hands” said a SSOHC spokesperson. "What we want to do is remove any wool availability from those who intend to use it for reasons other than crafting.
"The aim of this amnesty is to remove a huge number of balls of wool from homes to stop them falling into the wrong hands."
Anyone who has any unwanted wool can take it to the Hertford Tourist Information Centre during the amnesty, which runs from Wednesday 23rd January until Wednesday 6th February.
And it is not just wool that is needed. People will also be able to hand in buttons and felt during this amnesty.
The Secret Society Of Hertford Crafters has no idea how many items of wool, buttons or felt may be donated as this is the first amnesty of its kind. However, if it is a success, SSOHC may explore the possibility of instigating other craft amnesties in the future.
A local spokesperson said: "I welcome this amnesty to remove unwanted wool, buttons and felt from our communities, and would urge anyone who has any of these items for which they have no good reason for keeping to take this opportunity to safely surrender it to the Secret Society Of Hertford Crafters.”
Hertford Tourist Information Centre:
10, The Wash (opposite Hertford Theatre)
Hertford, SG14 1PX
Open Monday to Saturday: 9.30am-5pm