Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Helping hand...

I saw this on Clutterpunk and would really like to make at least one by the dead line. Gina explains it so well here

"There are a bunch of refugee craftswomen living and working in camps along the Thailand/Burmese border. They make and sell lovely stuff to earn a wage and support their families, and the great news is it's fair trade. But when December/January rolls around, they get cold, which can cause illness and other disruptions to their work, and therefore their income. Claire @ Warm Women wants to do something about it, and she wants people like you and me to help out by making a scarf to send along to our chilly Karen refugee friends."

Can you do one as well? Here is all you need to do (copied from Warm Women)

Take Part
Instructions & Rules

1. There are hardly any of these.

2. Register to take part by sending a quick hello email to warmwomen@hotmail.com. I will only really need your name and email address but if you have a website or blog you want included on this blog, feel free to give that info too.

3. Make a scarf.
- Design? Up to you.
- Size? Up to you (keeping cosiness in mind).
- Construction materials and method/s? You guessed it – up to you.
Be as creative as you like.

4. Send:
- Your scarf;
- Your name (sample tag coming soon);
- A photo of you and/or the scarf in progress; and
- A copy of the map (coming soon) marking your location and linking it with the destination already marked
to me (Address to send to will be provided when you register). I will put all the scarves together and send them to Thailand.

5. Scarves need to be received by me no later than TUESDAY 1ST DECEMBER, 2009.


Deb said...

What a fantastic idea Sarah, mmm time frame though isn't it, might have to give the crochet hook another airing.

Leanne said...

What a lovely idea. Not sure about the dead line and temps of 39C are not ideal knitting weather. It would be a great project to run all year.