If you’re going to White Night this weekend, be sure to mosey down to the Rags to Riches Precinct where you can take part in The Pom Pom Project.

Hosted by global marketplace Etsy, in conjunction with the Centre for Adult Education, the project calls upon visitors to, “make a work of art, send a message of hope”.

“We wanted to do something fun and interactive that also had a community feel to it in the overall finish of the product,” says Etsy Communications Manager Kirsteene Phelan.

“One of the great things about White Night is that it brings people together in a community environment. The Pom Pom Project is the product of many hands not just one.”

Channel your crafty side and get to weaving one of more than 1400 white woollen pompoms which will be used to form a giant planetoid structure. You can also write a positive message to accompany your pompom and an ‘instabooth’ will be there to capture the moment.

Tying in with the White Night theme, the installation will represent a glowing moon, with reference to the children’s nursery rhyme Hickory Dickory Dock, a concept conceived by Melbourne design studio The Company You Keep.

If you’re not quite the polished pom-pom maker, local artist Sarah McNeil and Pony Anarchy editor Kristie Webster will be on hand to help.

At the close of White Night, the pom-pom installation will be displayed at the Centre for Adult Education over the following two weeks.

The Pom Pom Project starts at 7pm on Saturday February 22 at the CAE Info Shop at 44 Degraves Street, Melbourne. This is a free event, but places are limited.

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