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The International Thread of Friendship

34 Bayside Drive

Lauderdale, Tasmania 7021



The International

of Friendship


So far, the Thread of Friendship has:

                                   Up to Dec 2014         March 1, 2016     April 1, 2016    Sept 1, 2016      May 2, 2019

People contributing:         2,277                         3680                  3803                 3979                  4228

Kilometres of thread:         49.2                          75.5                   76.5                  77.0                   79.0
Threads have been received from these countries:

Messages of Peace:

A friend is one who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

A friend loves at all times  Proverbs 17:17

A friend sees the beautiful in each other.

Artitu - from Canada's far north Janice, Becky and Sylvia

Bon Voyage -Kia Ora      South Auckland Spinners & Weavers New Zealnd

By Deeds not Words Alone  - St Virgils College

Creativity is a God - given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special.

Don't whinge, Spin

Friendship and Love make the World a beautiful place - Peace to all

Friendship goes on forever so does a spinners wheel.

From Haiti - I tell you who hear me - Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for

those who mistreat you.

Greeting from Penquin Uniting Church P & F we have enjoyed making this friendship ball

Greetings from Shirley in Elizabeth South Australia.

Greetings from the Parent 7 Friends group ath the seaside village of Penguin in Tasmania  thank you for this opportunity of friendship

Gumeracha Spinners are all wound up about winding around the World

It is not the years in your Life, but the life in your years that counts.

May you be Blessed

Never give up in despair and think you are through, for there's always a tomorrow and a chance to start anew.

Peace and Best Wishes 4.5 metres from the blessed at the 2007 Bothwell International Highland Spin In

PEACE and HARMONY amongst all PEOPLE - Aboriginal Community Central Australia on traditional message stick

Peace on Earth

Sharing our Skills in Love and Friendship

Special Peace is important in our strange world, in this strange time.

Spinning makes the world go round

Weaving the Threads of Friendship with Peace and Good Will

West Surrey Spinners and Friends - Share your love friendship and peace - England

Wishing you great success in this endeavour - Greetings from Pinellas Weaving Guild St. Petersburg, Florida  USA

With love, best wishes and friendship from our little town of Penguin Tasmania

With love, peace and best wishes, Penguin Uniting Church

Its about Patience and Love,Camilla Denmark

Be Happy - Liam - Australia

 I hope for Peace in the  World - Browyn - Australia

Some of my memories of being at Peace are in this space. Spinning brings me Peace

Peaceful place is in my heart. May it bring Peace to you and all.

Peace to Ewe

Peace and Prosperity for The World.  (USA)

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.  (USA)

With this yarn I am sending a smile, a hug and a prayer.  (USA)

Work with each other far outweighs fighting each other.  (USA)

Best wishes for Peace and Contentment to all the worlds.  (USA)

Peace to all. (USA)

RAUHAA!  (Finland)

Wishing the world peace.  (Finland)

Sending Greetings, Peace and Love with this yarn  (France)

If everyone would concentrate on positive things, everyone would be so much happier.

Peace Love and spin

The world is round so that friendship may encircle it!

May the fibres spun on my mini spinner help connect the world of friendship in a big way.

Friends are wonderful, but fibre friends "Get" me.

Friends are like stars, you don't see them all the time but you know they are there.

Fibre friends are forever.

Peace in our world, every small step counts.

Let peace and friendship cover the world.

Peace to all. (USA)

Best wishes for Peace and Contentment to all the worlds.  (USA)

Peace and Friendship

May threads bind us in friendship and caring.

Pray constantly for world peace

Keep on sending your message of friendship around the world

Sending Wishes of Peace and Harmony across the Pond.

Peace begins with a smile

May your thoughts reach the Greatest Distance.  Make love not waves.

May your  threads reach the greatest distance.

Pray constantly for world peace

Greetings from South Australia Coloured Sheep Society of SA. Keep on sending your message of friendship around the world.

Bon  Voyage, Toujour.

Hakuna Mathta

Safe travels and blue skies.

Make love not war.

Tog go bog e (Ireland)

Its all about love and patience.

Enjoy life

Be Happy - Liam - Australia

I hope for a peaceful world.

Have fun man!

Live Life

Geniest die Zeit (Germany)

May it bring peace to you and all peaceful places in my heart.

May the threads bind us in friendship and caring.

Good luck and well done on your peace project

Good luck   

Peace over the world

Peace with  Heart

Love and Peace all around us

Respect for all people of all colour, race, religion and culture.  We can all be friends when we find something in common

May your threads reach the greatest distance

My wish is for working together and be kind to one another.

Extending the hand of peace and friendship. With Christ all things are possible - find HIM - find love from within and it will grow to bless everyone.

Warm thoughts and feelings to everyone.

Let there be no fighting and wars in the world but only peace

How silly t kill each other much easier to love each other.

And don't Forget to Unwind when you are all Wound Up.

May all the girls and women in third world countries have access to education.

May thoughts of peace love and peace fill the hearts and minds of fighting men and women.

Peace, love and equality to all people and an end to all cruelty and exploitation of our animal friends.

Peace is something we must all strive for.

Peace and Justice to all folks and our animal friends too!

In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for what ever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.

You can’t buy love.

Patience is a virtue in life but it is a godsend when knitting.

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.

From Ouse District School

I wish everyone would have a loving and happy Family

I wish people would love one another

I wish everyone was nice

I wish everybody was happy

I wish there was no harmful people in the world. I wish people would share

I wish that everyone would get along

I wish that everyone was kind

I wish everyone was nice and not fight

I wish everyone has someone to care for them

I wish for world peace

I wish everybody were friends

I wish no-one would get hurt

I wish all people to be nice

I wish there was no violence in the world

I wish everyone was grateful for what they got

I wish there were no bad words

I wish that the war wood end

Peace & Friendship throughout the world

Peace to the world. Good luck

Every good wish

Peace and health to all

Best of luck to all

With abundant multitudinal Forever Peace to ALL

Viel Grfolg und Frieden auf Erden!  

let there be peace on earth - let it begin with me. Let me walk with my brother, in perfect harmony.  

Spread love and kindness in all that you do

Praying for Peace  

Share your smile with the world It’s a symbol of friendship and peace!  

Give peace a chance!  

May today there be peace within  

If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.  

Fiber Friends are forever friends  

Good luck and Peace  

Peace and friendship  

Love to little children  

World Peace Love and Friendship  

peace and Love to the World  

Friendship love and Peace to all People  

Be friendly to everyone  

Peace for all  

Think of Others "LOVE"  

Give peace a chance  

All people equal  

Have a happy day  

For peace and friendship in the world  

Look after your own first "Love"  

friends are born not made  

Peace for all our children  

Kia tau te rangitarie Kia Kontai, Ki uga go Avehono  

Lobby against live sheep to Egypt  

Blessed be the Peacemaker  

Good wishes  

Love and friendship  

Love thy neighbour  

Business you know may bring you money but friendship hardly ever does  

Just smile  

Spinning makes the world go round  

Never look down on anyone unless you are helping them up  

If humans learned to communicate with each other with patience and be able to compromise the world would be a much better place to live   

A faithful friend is the medicine of life  

love thy neighbour  

Peace be with you all  

be helpful not hateful  

Peace and love for all  

Peace and Goodwill to all people  


Be happy  

Think of others first  

be joyful  

Be tolerant of all!  








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Barbara Fowler and a Canadian guest after adding to the much expanded Thread of Friendship ball.