The Pink Auction, Creative Textile Fundraiser for Action Breast Cancer

Pink Auction has kept be busy lately, which has distracted me from sharing new posts here. As co-chair of the Pink Auction, my time has been spent writing blog posts for the Pink Auction blog, contacting Irish textile artists to tell them about the event and solicit donations, and share my enthusiasm for the cause by spreading the word on TwitterFacebook, and Ravelry. Julie Anne, fellow co-chair and inspiration behind the Pink Auction, and I are Tweeting about the event, our milestones, and retweeting as@PinkCork.

Perhaps you would be interested in helping us spread the word or in attending the auction in Cork City. The Pink Auction seeks donations of high quality textile art. Creative textile art includes: fashion, jewelry, home accessories, and other items. We also appreciate donations of wool or textile supplies for pre-auction workshops or to be used in the creation of auction items to fill category gaps. Once our donations are received on the 10th of September (being commemorated with a drop-off event at Vibes & Scribes), we will create a catalogue of the items to encourage interest and anticipation of the auction event.

Though I’ve neglected to write new posts for Billville, I have been writing lovely posts for the Pink Auction blog. Check it out to find out more about the event, access links for Free Pattern Friday, and learn new textile skills from How To Tuesday posts. I sincerely hope that after you’ve visited the blog, you’ll:

• follow us on Twitter

• donate your own creative textile, fashion design, or fibre art to the Pink Auction (donation form here),

• print our flyer and give it to your local fabric and wool shops and community craft group,

• attend the auction at The Imperial Hotel in Cork City on the 10th of October, 2010. Please come by to see the beautiful auction items and stay to bid on those that strike your fancy.

It’s all in aid of Action Breast Cancer.

Knitted shawl by Suzanne McEndoo, Ph.D. Photograph © Evin O'Keeffe

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