It was a while ago when we contacted Justice First after seeing a tweet of theirs asking for fabric donations for their Peace Blanket project. As we are both crafty people we have accumulated a vast amount of fabric over the years. So, we decided to donate our unused fabric to Justice First, a Stockton-on-Tees based charity who help those seeking refugee status in the Tees Valley.
As Charlotte from the charity explained to us, the Peace Blanket will be made up of individual squares, made by the refugee community on Teesside, and supporters of the project. The squares will say what ‘peace’ means to that person. When complete it will be displayed in various places across Teesside.
Supporting refugees is something that we feel strongly about and we hope that we are able to support Justice First at their workshops once they have enough fabric to begin.
Our fabric is all ready to go and will be posted first thing Monday!
Meet LouBaalia*! Louby for short.
She’s our donation to Yarndale 2016’s community project. All the sheep will be displayed at Yarndale in Skipton on the weekend of 25-26th September. The sheep with then be sold to raise money for Martin House Children’s Hospice. Any unsold sheep will be taken to one of the Martin House Charity Shops.
A small gesture for RAK number 55 but one that is filled with love for those who use the services of Martin House.
*Purple yarn is Stylecraft Special DK Lobelia