Every spring millions of Pacific shorebirds, raptors, waterfowl, and songbirds pass through the Copper River Delta in Cordova, Alaska, making it an extraordinary chance to witness the richness of our natural world, both in richness of wildlife and in beauty of setting. The 28th annual Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival is from May 3-6, 2018, and features bird viewing, hiking, a wonderful group of speakers, and a birding challenge!
In honor of this year’s festival, The Net Loft—a craft and specialty gift store in Cordova—is hosting the Copper River Delta Birds By Hand Project. They have extended an open invitation to knitters and handcrafters from all over the world to make their own birds and then send them along on their own migratory journey…to join all the other birds (real and handmade) in the Copper River Delta in May.
“Our goal for this project is to create a display of one thousand knitted and hand-crafted birds from all over the world,” says The Net Loft. “The birds will be put on display at the Cordova Center and Cordova Museum Art Gallery during the Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival in the spring. As part of our display, we will be using a map to show where each of the handcrafted birds ‘migrated’ from, and each bird will be banded with information on who created each particular bird.”
So, whether you are a knitter looking for a fun new project, and handcrafted hoping to share your creative talents, or a Craftivist looking for a challenge that aims to raise environmental awareness and protect our water- and flyways, don’t miss this amazing opportunity to connect with others who share your interests and celebrate the diversity of species upon this planet. CLICK HERE for information on how to register.
For knitters, The Net Loft recommends TSB’s FIELD GUIDE TO KNITTED BIRDS by Scandinavian design rockstars Arne & Carlos. You can find the book on our online bookstore, where shipping in the US is FREE.
CLICK HERE for more information.
Hope to see your bird in Cordova in May!
Trafalgar Square Books, publisher of fine craft and equestrian books, is a small business based on a farm in rural Vermont.