Sunday, April 8th, 2007 by Rhonda Bell
The National NeedleArts Association is asking for input about needle art, including knitting and crochet, experiences.
In an effort to help needle arts shops, product makers, and associations The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA) is conducting the American Needlearts Survey 2007
. They say:
“Your survey responses will…
**** Help shops and product suppliers enhance your enjoyment of the needle
**** Help The National NeedleArts Association promote the needle arts to
kids and adults
**** Raise money for cancer victim support and needle arts mentoring
**** Make good use of your thoughts and time
The survey asks about your experiences with whichever needle art you enjoy:
crocheting, cross-stitch, embroidery, knitting or needlepoint. We’d like to
know what inspires you, your activities, the sorts of projects you like to
do, your early experiences, where you make needle arts purchases, and what
you’d like to see needle arts shops do better. We want to hear from
beginners and experts!”
TNNA will donate $1 for each of the first 800 online surveys to Living
Beyond Breast Cancer or the Helping Hands Foundation Needlearts Mentoring
Goto to American Needlearts Survey 2007 and fill out the 10-minute survey there.
Saturday, January 20th, 2007 by Rhonda Bell
Knitty Gritty is hosting a knit in on Super Bowl Sunday in order to encourage knitting for charity.
On February 4th, 2007, Knitty Gritty, the DIY Network’s knitting show hosted by Vickie Howell, is running a matharon of episodes from 5 P.M. to 11 P.M. EST. During the matharon, Vickie and DIY network are encouraging the knitting of 7″x9″ squares for Warm Up America!, a charitable organization dedicated to the creation of handmade blankets, clothing and accessories to help those in need.
The 7″x9″ squares knit and donated by DIY viewers will be sewn together into blankets, and distributed to women’s shelters, nursing homes and daycare centers.
For more information on how to participate in DIY’s year-long initiative, including a pattern for the square, log on to www.DIYnetwork.com/knit.
Vickie Howell will also have a live blog during the event which is being dubbed “Super Knit Sunday”.
For more information see, Knitty Gritty Knit In on Super Bowl Sunday!
Friday, January 5th, 2007 by Rhonda Bell
Interweave press has a Free Charity Knitting Pattern available on their website in support of the Red Scarf Project 2007.
The Red Scarf Project, a project of Orphan Foundation of America, collects handmade knitted and crocheted scarves, which they then send to college students who don’t have parents. The scarves are included in a Valentines Care Package that each youth receives in February.
During the month of January, the Orphan Foundation of America collects the scarves from knitters and crocheters so that the scarves can be distributed in February.
If you would like to knit a scarf or crochet a scarf for the Red Scarf Project, just follow these guidelines:
- Scarves can be knitted or crocheted.
- Scarves should be knit or crocheted from red hued yarn. Otherwise, you can use a neutral color yarn such as white, black, or gray.
- Scarves shoul be about 60 inches long and 5 inches to 8 inches wide
- Send the knitted or crocheted scarves to the Orphan Foundation of America during January 2007
Don’t have a scarf pattern? Interweave Press’s Ann Budd has designed a free charity knitting pattern for the Red Scarf Project. It is a free scarf pattern called Ribbed Scarf with a Twist and is available on the Interweave Press website.
Send completed scarves to:
Orphan Foundation of America
Red Scarf Project
21351 Gentry Drive, Unit 130
Sterling, VA 20166
For more information on Orphan Foundation of America or the Red Scarf Project, go to:
Tags: Knitting, Free Knitting Patterns, Knitting Charity, Scarf