Monday, June 14, 2010
Calling for Washcloths!
Craft Hope is an organization of crafters who donate their services & products to worthy causes. I participated in Craft Hope for Haiti earlier this year and am planning to help with Project 8: Gulf Coast Oil Spill. Towels will be used to help clean marine animals affected by the oil spill. To help, you can knit, crochet, cut or sew simple towels in either washcloth (10x10) or hand towel (14 x 27) size and send them in by July 3rd. They are requesting cotton fabric/yarns as these are the most absorbent.
Some ideas that would be cheap and easy:
- Buy thrifted cotton sheets and have the kids help cut them to size. Cotton knit does not fray so would not need hemmed, just cut to size.
- Use up your stash of cotton fabrics by layering a few pieces and simply sewing or serging around the edges to hold them together...no fancy hemming needed since they will be thrown out after use.
- Use up your cotton yarn stash to crochet / knit a few wash cloths. I personally have a big spool of cotton yarn from my blue phase but now my kitchen's red, so I might as well make some up to donate.
- Tell your friends to help and fill a USPS Flat-Rate Box to send in.
More information about Project 8 and contact info is available at their blog here.