Knitted works highlight the baby blues
A huge blue spider sits beneath a multi-colored cobweb; dozens of umbrellas are placed upside down on the ceiling; drainpipes are decorated with knitted octopus dolls.
They are all part of a knitting show aimed at raising awareness of post-natal depression that is underway at Jinxiu Fun, a leisure spot in the Pudong New Area. The works were created by more than 20 mothers from different cities.
Six months ago, the mothers became the talk of the town by decorating the handrails in Jinxiu Fun with colorful knitted wears and dolls.
Mao Wan, a 31-year-old mother with two children, helped initiate the show.
“Knitting is a good way to relieve postnatal depression,” she said. “My baby blues were cured by knitting.”
This exhibition, which runs till January, has three main themes — rainbows, animals and the underwater world.
A highlight is four notice boards, each depicting a member of Peppa Pig’s family telling children how to sort garbage.
All the knitted dolls and crafts will be sold by auction with the proceeds going to charity when the exhibition ends.
If you are interested in the knitting works, you can order a tailor-made piece at the exhibition.
Date: Through January 1, 2019, 7am-9pm
Venue: B1 Jinxiu Fun
Address: 321 Jinyan Rd