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Creating For The Homeless

This event will be a creative effort to help the homeless in DFW. In
concert with Fellowship of Freethought and Atheists Helping the Homeless,
we will be making blankets, fleece jackets, mittens, and hats to donate to
shelters.

Lisa will be providing the Polartec fleece fabric, two sewing machines, a
serging sewing machine, scissors, patterns, etc. If you don't know how to
sew don't worry! There will be opportunities to learn, or if you wish not
to sew, we need people to cut out patterns, make measurements, pin garments
together, etc.

Knitters are welcome to participate in the making of hats, gloves, and
mittens, or crocheted blankets. Anyone interested in learning to knit
will be accommodated. Again, materials will be provided (knitting
needles/yarn).

This is a family friendly event open to everyone who would like to
participate. Great service opportunity for kids and adults!

What should I bring?

For those who are just there to help and learn, simply bring yourself. If
you are a crafter who has supplies, please bring them. We will need:

- yarn
- fabric scissors
- cutting mats
- rotary cutters
- pins/clover clips
- knitting needles
- sewing machines, if you have them
- plastic grocery bags (to contain the finished items)

I will be marking everything I bring with my name, I encourage anyone who
is bringing items to be used to do the same.

Please come out and help those in need during this cold season! Email
with any questions/comments.

Lisa Cloutier
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**Please be advised that this is a working event.  It will go smoother for everyone if you can be on time to receive instructions and meet your colleagues in service.  Please let us know if you plan to be late so we can look for you!**

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Lisa, it was great! Sylvia and I look forward to next time!

    1 · February 9, 2014

  • Lisa C.

    I am here getting set up in the Monroe Classroom. The Monroe St. entrance is propped open.

    February 9, 2014

  • Melanie C.

    I managed to get a sore back helping to build a greenhouse in 32 degree weather yesterday (since I can't be normal) so I will be staying put with the heating pad and ibruprofen. Let me know if I can take anything to LaDonna as I have some knit hats to give her as well! Hopefully will be at our March event!

    February 9, 2014

  • Lisa C.

    I have thread but please bring some if you have it. The sewing on the jackets is pretty straightforward, once you get the hang of it you shouldn't have a problem.

    February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can bring my sewing machine, though I am hardly an expert. I make pajamas for the kids and comfy hang around the house pants with elastic waists. And once my boys wear holes in the knees of their khaki pants, I turn them into shorts. That's about the extent of my ability. Should we bring any thread?

    February 7, 2014

  • Lisa C.

    No problem Cynthia, we can always help with the sewing. :)

    February 4, 2014

  • Cynthia

    Perhaps I should have said I'm new to sewing!

    February 4, 2014

  • Cynthia

    I have a sewing machine I can bring, but I'm a new sewer and may need help myself.

    February 4, 2014

  • Lisa C.

    Nancy it went really well last time. This time we will be working on cutting out pattern pieces for adult M, L, and XL jackets, but our fiber artists are free to do what they like, we especially need hats with ear flaps. We did have a good showing of crocheters/knitters last time and it was really fun. If you'd prefer just to donate rather than come to the meeting that's fine as well. We would love to have you, though.

    February 3, 2014

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