Stitch it Forward – An Event Benefiting Project Knitwell

Knitters – share the joy of knitting with a friend at fibre space on October 9, 2016 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.

$60 registration is for 2 tickets – one new knitter and one experienced. All registration fees go to Project Knitwell. Click here for all the details.

During the class, you’ll both enjoy refreshments and a 20% shopping spree, along with a nice gift from fibre space!

Can’t be there on the 9th?  Take a chance to win one of two fabulous “relaxation” baskets filled with goodies for knitters and non-knitters.

2014-yarn-yoga-basketThe baskets will include yarns from Miss Babs,  Lux Adorna (cashmere), Neighborhood Fiber Co., Freia and Brooklyn Tweed, knitting books and accessories, tea, gift certificates, salon items from Salon de Zen, and more. (Basket pictured here was from a previous fundraiser.)

Tickets are $10 EACH OR 3/$20.  You can purchase tickets via Paypal and send an email to info@knitwell.org to let us know how many tickets you bought. Raffle ticket sales close at noon on October 9. The drawing will take place during the Stitch it Forward event.

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Meet Betsan Corkhill!

corkhillProject Knitwell and Medstar Georgetown Lombardi Arts and Humanities Program are sponsoring an evening with Betsan Corkhill, Personal Wellbeing Coach and physiotherapist. Betsan wrote Knit for Health and Wellness and founded Stitchlinks, a global support network for people who enjoy the therapeutic benefits of crafts.

Monday, October 17, 2016
5:00 – 6:00 pm
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC

Join us as Betsan Corkhill reveals how the power of knitting can transform your life.

Reservations are recommended; register here
This event is open to the public, reception to follow

For additional information, contact info@knitwell.org

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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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.”