Posts tagged: "charity knitting/crochet"

  1. How to felt cute shoes for Baby—and for a good cause

    Posted by on June 5, 2015

    What book delivers adorable designs for crochet baby shoes, loads of stitching and construction tips, and the chance to donate to a worthy charity? If you said Cozy Toes for Baby by Chantal Garceau and Mary J. King, you’d be right! These aren’t your average crochet booties. These cute shoes are felted to give them […]

  2. 7 crochet baby shoes to support charity

    Posted by on November 14, 2014

    They’re sweet and adorable. They’re full of character and they’ll keep tiny toes warm. And we couldn’t be more excited to share with you the wonderful social charity they represent. Cozy Toes for Baby is a cute collection of 7 crochet baby shoe patterns designed by Chantal Garceau of Chantal’s Little Shoes—a pattern company that […]

  3. Patterns for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Posted by on October 24, 2014

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month—an annual campaign to bring awareness about the impact of this all-too-prevalent illness. Breast Cancer has affected many of us, either directly or indirectly. Take the opportunity to offer your support in an actionable way—whether in October or after. Not sure where to start? Here are three suggestions: 1. Knit […]

  4. Lend a hand: donate quilts, cash to Oso mudslide victims, families, workers

    Posted by on April 5, 2014

    As images and stories about the devastation created by the mudslide in Oso, Washington, began to surface on March 22, we were all greatly concerned. Oso is less than an hour’s drive from our office, and news of such a disastrous event, so close to our own homes, has affected us all. We are reaching […]

  5. Want to change the world? Here’s how.

    Posted by on December 13, 2013

    Last year Martingale collected a plethora of pillowcases and toys for charity. At its core, Martingale is a group of fiber artists and quilters who are passionate about spreading creativity. We’ve discovered that our craft can do much more than inspire: it can change the world. Over the years, we’ve taken the realization to heart […]

  6. How to support a friend with breast cancer

    Posted by on November 15, 2013

    Left: from Knit Pink by Lorna Miser “I am not cancer. Cancer is not my name. Cancer is the disease I have. I wear the ribbon of hope at fundraisers, walkathons, that type of thing. But I don’t want to wear it every day. I’m a person, not a cause. A collection of designs that […]

  7. Let your fiber flag fly! (+ yarn giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 11, 2013

    So, how will you celebrate I Love Yarn Day? Will you knit in public, teach someone to crochet, spin a special skein of yarn? Will you organize a charity drive, or perhaps donate crocheted squares to Warm Up America? Maybe you’ll wear a button that proudly declares “I Love Yarn!” However you choose to celebrate, […]

  8. The generous fiber artist (+giveaway)

    Posted by on August 30, 2013

    "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” —Winston Churchill Left: From Knits from the Heart by Kristin Spurkland Whether they’re knitting monsters to console hurting children or making blankets for newborns, knitters and crocheters are a generous and caring bunch. We consider it a privilege […]

  9. 600 Monsters Strong – and counting

    Posted by on February 8, 2013

    We were shocked and heartbroken when we heard the tragic news of what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. The following week, we were encouraged and uplifted by news of a handful of knitters on Ravelry who had started a group to knit monsters for Sandy Hook—one to “protect” and provide comfort […]