Fiber Fun for Charity!
March 31, 2019 12pm - 4pm
Every 4th Sunday 12pm-4pm
Please join us as we knit and crochet for charity. We have officially partnered with some truly amazing organizations who use knitted and crocheted items to enhance the life of the people and animals around them. Let's have some fun and create some amazingly awesome things for the people and animals in our community!
- Partnering Organizations:
- San Diego Humane Society & Project Wildlife
- Knitted Knockers
- Alice's Embrace
- San Diego Humane Society & Project Wildlife:
- Founded in 1954, the Humane Society of the United States fights the big fights to end suffering for all animals, not just dogs and cats. We work to stop large-scale cruelties such as animal fighting, puppy mills, factory farming and the wildlife trade. Along with our supporters and volunteers, we work to pass anti-cruelty laws, end the extreme confinement of farm animals in cages, stop cosmetics testing on animals, halt cruelty to wildlife and bring veterinary services to pets in underserved communities.
- Project Wildlife has been dedicated to giving injured, orphaned and sick wild animals a second chance at life since 1972. This commitment to helping wild animals has grown tremendously since the 2014 merger with San Diego Humane Society, and Project Wildlife is proud to be one of the largest wildlife rehabilitation organizations in the country.
- Requested items: crocheted or felted cat beds, dog sweaters, and dog scarves, crocheted or felted baby bird nests. Please visit or contact us for pattern suggestions.
- All items must be made from yarn that can be both machine washed and dried.
- Direct monetary donations can be made at: San Diego Humane Society donations
- Send an item from their wishlist: San Diego Humane Society and Project Wildlife
- Knitted Knockers:
- Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. Traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can’t be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers on the other hand are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast.
- All knockers must be made with an approved knitted or crocheted pattern.
- Approved shop yarn: Cascade Ultra Pima
- Direct monetary donations can be made at: Knitted Knockers
- Alice's Embrace:
- Alice's Embrace is a non-profit organization devoted to providing hand-knit and hand-crocheted prayer shawls and lap blankets to those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Through the loving hands of many generous and talented people, this endeavor will help warm, comfort, and soothe these dear folks facing the daily challenges of the disease. Together, we're making a difference.
- All donated items must be made from from one of the approved patterns and with yarn that can be both machine washed and dried. Please stay away from yarns that have a nubby, tweedy, glittery, metallic, confetti-like, or hairy texture.
- Recommended yarn: Louet Gems, Classic Elite Liberty Wool, Hayfield Baby Blossom Chunky, Spud and Chloe Sweater, Cascade Pacific, and many more.
- Patterns may be downloaded from Alice's Embrace Pattern Resources or found at our shop.