WE ARE CURRENTLY FULL TO THE BRIM!
THANK YOU ALL.
WE'LL LET YOU KNOW IF WE NEED MORE SUPPLIES.
Keep an eye on the blog for specific requests, but otherwise hold onto your stuff for now.
A crafter without a stash is a like a child without a toy - it just shouldn't be. As I knit away on toys to give to families I'm not just making something for them, I'm processing my own sadness too.
There will be a lot of crafters out there who have lost the means to craft, who will be starting from scratch. Knitters without needles, sewers without thread, felters without fibre. They'll need their craft more than ever while they cope with the stress of rebuilding their lives.
Most of us crafters have more stash than we really need and duplicates of things we could afford to give. We can help in the way crafters have always helped each other, by passing on the tools of our trade.
Pull together some crafting supplies and make a re-stash kit. Something like:
- yarn, knitting needles, yarn needle and little scissors
- yarn, crochet hooks, yarn needle and little scissors
- fabric, threads, needles, pins, scissors
- felt, threads, needles, pins, scissors
- rovings, drop spindle, bobbins
- canvass or linen, embroidery hoop, threads, needles and little scissors
Make sure you clearly label your donation with re-stash a crafter, and the type of craft suitable for your kit (knit, crochet, felting, sewing, toy-making, embroidery etc).
And you can help too by finding people who need new stash. If you know anyone who has lost their stash, or know anyone who knows anyone, or you know people who work directly with people in affected communities, please let us know. You can also print an A4 flyer with our contact details so someone who wants to get re-stashed can contact us.
Please contact me directly soozs[dot]com[at]gmail[dot]com with questions or suggestions, especially if you have personal contacts in affected communities where people might benefit from crafting supplies.
Kits can be dropped off at the drop off points listed in the sidebar, but they will all end up at Meet Me at Mike's, so if you are mailing in or can drop off directly that would be great.
meet me at mike's