UPrato calendar

>> May 26 – June 13
UPrato kit distribution and drop off points

Pick up your free UPrato kit at one of three locations. The kit contains a ball of yarn and easy to follow instructions to create your own colorful 10×10 or 20×20 patch, personalized with your individual tag. Your square will be stitched into the grande UPrato banner.  Please return it as soon as you’re done knitting, and no later than June 13. Locations:

  1. Museo del Tessuto, via Santa Chiara – orari: lun-ven: 10-15 (martedì chiuso), sab 10-19, dom 15-19
  2. Bar Miraglia, via Lambruschini
  3. Bar Crema, via Filicaia
  4. Bar Miraglia, via Santa Trinita
  5. Bar Galileo, via Ferraris
  6. Bar Miraglia Mood, viale Marconi
  7. Bar Miraglia, Ex Campolmi

>> Saturday June 9
Knitting in public, Giardino Buonamici, Piazza Buonamici / 18,00-20,00

Join us for an evening of  knitting accompanied by refreshments in this beautiful park at the headquarters of the Province of Prato. We’ll provide the UPrato kit that contains everything you need to make your contribution to the UPrato Banner. If you’re planning on coming please RSVP by sending an email to betta@bettaknit.com.

>> Sunday  June 17
Visit to Palazzo Pretorio + Yarnbombing + Knitting in public, Piazza del Comune / 17,00 – 19,00

One final knitting in public for this worldwide event. Join us in the Piazza in front of Prato’s city hall to stitch the final squares onto the installation.

At 5pm all those who contributed a square may use the entry ticket provided in the kit for a special visit to Palazzo Pretorio.

At 6:30pm the installation will be revealed on the facade of the building.

>> June 17 + 18
UPrato installation, Palazzo Pretorio

>> June 19 to July 31
UPrato installation, ex fabbrica Campolmi courtyard

The UPrato banner is on display! Come see it, photograph it, maybe share it on your social networks to share your love of the city and of knitting. On twitter the hashtag is #uprato.

>> “Knit a Square” Charity project

Some of the squares made by citizens and companies involved in the UPrato project will be be donated to KasCare, Aid for AIDS Orphans, a nonprofit organization who accepts 20×20 squares to stitch together and provide warm blankets and knitted items for orphaned children with AIDS living in Lindiwe and Wandile, South Africa.

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