I’ve been trying really hard to help the homeless in my community. I hooked hats & scarves & gloves to distribute in a park that is a place many homeless people spend their days. We have brutal winters & I realized I don’t do enough with my craft to help. I had several items that had not sold from my (long closed) Etsy store that were packed in a box when they could be keeping someone warm instead.
For a while there, I was on a hat binge. I made the grey & black ones for my niece & nephew, then made more just like them to give away…it felt great!
Then I realized that I had blankets galore made for ‘just in case’ I needed at quick gift, and others that were gently used but lived in the linen closet for years because I had moved on to the next afghan.
I also had store bought cold weather gear taking up real estate in my home that would be better served to those that had so little…I was on a roll!
There were samples & prototype pieces that were culled & cleaned, ends woven & snipped, last rows completed.
Recently, I was able to hand some out directly to very lovely people in need of warm gear. I hugged them and told them that I cared; it was an experience I will never forget. I need to do more of this with my fiber art.
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