Feel good clothing
We love making things with fiber and yarn. It’s a wonderful thing to set aside time to create, and to share those creations with others. Here is an inspiring story of an effort to switch clothing production in Bangladesh from exploitation to empowerment. The key seems to be taking “handmade” seriously – and providing childcare, and education. The result allows the joy of making things by hand to take hold alongside pride in production. It’s an inspiring story – and nice to know that the joy that comes from making things with fiber is felt the world over.
Knit nests needed world-wide; rescued cute critters cuddling
We’ve posted on knit birds nests before – but it turns out that many different rescued animals need appropriate habitat for rehabilitation. Knit nests, burrows and cozies are a perfect remedy. In addition to a bewildering array of bird species, there are weasels, bats, raccoons, possums… the list goes on and on! Wildlife Rescue Nests has a Facebook page with free patterns, and is connected with over 130 wildlife rescue organizations in 5 countries, there may be one close to you! Thanks to Katie Deline-Ray (background story here) for creating Wildlife Rescue Nests and connecting so many knitters, crocheters, and organizations in need.