The Social Knitwork


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Social Knitwork 1BENNIE Plymin is not a one-trick pony. He studied screenwriting at RMIT then started writing for Channel 7’s preschool program, Toybox. He’s currently costume coordinator for a major children’s live entertainment company, but Plymin’s real passion is knitting.

When he was about eight, he picked up some wool, found a book at the library and taught himself to knit. He’s been knitting ever since and he’s now sharing his love for needles and wool with children in his Social Knitwork workshops.

“Knitting is not easy,” Plymin points out, but he’s had great responses from kids and their parents. Workshop participants don’t make socks or scarves, they make their own personalised creatures.  “It’s not boring. Kids can be creative,” he says. After the workshop, each child receives a Social Knitwork starter pack chock full of knitting goodies so they can continue at home.

While he may not look the part, there is no mistaking his passion.

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First published in Mint Magazine – January 2016

Author: Anne-Marie Tunks

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