You know one of the things I love the most about the craft community ??
When someone needs help to raise money, awareness or supplies, the craft community rallies.
One stitch at a time. One creative idea at a time.
Like this one. Which might be too pretty to wash my dishes with !
Or this one. I'll be crocheting up some washcloths as soon as my gorgeous organic cotton arrives.
Tomorrow sees the launch of another project. A project that I am very pleased to be able to support.
Creating a Welcome : one woman sits and feels disheartened by everything she's hearing about the treatment of refugees by this country. she shares her concerns with her friends, once during a quiet evening of knitting with a friend, over facebook, over the phone:: then all of a sudden there's a whole host of creatives itching to start making stuff to help!
being the kind of people who regularly devise plans to hold market stalls for very worthy causes, we naturally came to a plan to gather compassionate crafters together to support the Asylum Seekers' Resource Centre, who are making a real difference to the lives of asylum seekers via everything from advocacy to material help.
This idea resonated strongly with me.
As does beautiful handmade shopping.
Creating a Welcome are holding their first market stall TODAY at Northern Regards Artisan Market.
Northcote Social Club, 301 High Street, Northcote 11am - 4pm.
Changing the world is a stretch.....but doing SOMETHING has to be better than doing nothing.
One stitch at a time.......