March 2016 Fiber Farmer’s Market

Thanks to our partners and friends at  Uniquities Yarn Shop and Fibernate for selling our publications (Resource Guide for Young Knitters and Project Knitwell Presents the Comfort of Knitting) at their tables at the March 2016 Fiber Farmer’s Market.

Caroline Hockenberry of Fibernate and co-author of the Resource Guide for Young Knitters at the Fiber Farmer's Market)

Caroline Hockenberry of Fibernate and co-author of the Resource Guide for Young Knitters at the Fiber Farmer’s Market

 

Two New Project Knitwell Programs

In December 2015, Project Knitwell began two new programs in community settings, and is now working with low-income seniors at So Others Might Eat (SOME) and with emotionally challenged youth at Mount Vernon High School.    In early 2016, It deepened its reach at existing locations, bringing on additional volunteers at Children’s National Medical Center and Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Center.    In spring 2016, it will pilot a program with family members residing at Ronald McDonald House-DC.

New PK Program at Borromeo Housing

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Ronald McDonald House Charities

Borromeo Housing, Inc.

Housing, Inc.

With support from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington DC (RMHC), two Arlington-based non-profits are joining forces to support young single mothers and their children.

Project Knitwell and Borromeo Housing Inc. (BHI) announced that beginning in March, Project Knitwell will provide knitting instruction and quality supplies to teen moms residing at BHI in an effort to promote wellness, comfort, and community.

Click the link to view the press release.

Project Knitwell Mentioned in Yahoo Makers Post

In a post about the value of crafts like quilting and knitting for good mental health, Anne Miller wrote: “In the D.C. suburbs, Project Knitwell has partnered with a handful of hospitals and health agencies to provide knitting lessons, kits and support to patients, their relatives and caregivers. They’ve tracked the positive impact of knitting on stressed-out oncology nurses at the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.”

Holy Cross Alum Writes about the Value of Knitting

Executive Director of Project Knitwell, Michelle Maynard, is featured in The College of Holy Cross alumni newsletter.  She writes of the value of knitting to ease stress and anxiety as she’s dealt with many life-changing events in her life.  She cites research studies and her own experience that support the value of knitting and other creative endeavors to help ease depression and anxiety, create community and fuel well-being.