The Shire is going through a different kind of drought, but this time there is something everyone can do to help combat it.
Inverell Knitters are currently experiencing a yarn drought, and are putting the call out for anyone to donate their yarn, wool, acrylic, or anything else, to the library.
Last year, the dedicated team of crafters put together 209 completed wraps, and sent them off to Sydney to Wrapped With Love.
"That's a lot of work!" Vicky Carter, group member and knitter, exclaimed.
"We have also sent blankets up to Ashford, to the family who lost their house, as well as out to the Tingha family. We are allowed to make decisions like that in our own group, to people who we think community need them in our community."
She said they'd been fortunate in the past to have businesses and people donate supplies, those cleaning out their cupboards or inheriting a yarn stash left behind by a loved one.
"We haven't had a lot of yarn come through in the last 12 months. During Covid, I think people may have been creative themselves and being creative at home."
The Inverell Knitters have been around for well over a decade, are the group is still very active, and still going strong, despite some spanners thrown in the works with Covid-19.
Inverell Knitters meet once a month - every second Tuesday at 9.30am at the Inverell Shire Library.
"It's a great social meeting, everyone gets together and has a chat about everything, a catch up what they're doing, their patterns, what's going on around town - it's a social and relaxed morning for everyone," Ms Carter explained.
"There is lots of tip sharing, lots of comparison with what we are doing with patterns, designs, colours, everyone likes to look - and you don't have to be an expert to join, we can teach you how to knit or crochet."
She herself started going a few years after its inception, jumping at the chance for her work to go towards "a good purpose."
"A friend asked me to come along, and I had been knitting and crocheting for many years, and I thought this is a great opening, and put it to some good use by sending it to Wrapped With Love."
Since 1992, Wrapped With Love have helped wrap more than 414,000 people with love and warmth, in Australia and around the World.
They deliver aid to countries experiencing anything from extreme poverty to other natural disasters, some involved in war, through their network of non-government aid organisations.
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