Stitch It! Project: Knit a Welcome Blanket

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May 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: MakerLab

For this week’s Stitch It!, we are starting (and hopefully finishing!) a blanket for the Welcome Blanket On Call project. Knit or crochet a 10″ x 10″ square in your choice of yarn and stitch. We will assemble the squares into a blanket to send to the Welcome Blanket On Call project. Never crocheted or knitted but want to learn? Needles, hooks, yarn and help will be available for new learners. Drop-in. No registration needed. For adults and teens ages 11+.

About the Welcome Blanket On Call Project

A welcome blanket is traditionally created to lovingly mark the arrival of a new person into the world. In the Welcome Blanket project, each handmade blanket is a physical manifestation of this celebration of new refugees. The International Rescue Committee has put out a call for 1000 handmade blankets for asylum seekers who have just been released from detention. The Welcome Blanket project is organizing to meet this need.

Details

Date:
May 29
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Organizer

Laura Miller
Phone:
203-594-5070
Email:
lmiller@newcanaanlibrary.org

Venue

MakerLab
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Phone:
2035945003