We are excited to share with you a great trio of projects that can bring the fiber and crafting community together and working towards social justice.
“emPower people is a purple colored craftivism project aimed at uniting crafters to spark conversation, engagement, and action. Wear it when you vote, grocery shop, march, or knit in your socially isolated bedroom. We would love to see a sea of purple to represent unity so please tell your friends, family, knitting groups, or anyone who can knit, crochet, or sew a simple pattern. Make a bandana and a commitment to vote!”
The FREE pattern for the emPower People Knit bandana can be found here. There is also a crochet pattern here and a sewing pattern and all three are free and available at the emPower People website.
We’ve gathered a collection of skeins that will work beautifully for this project and we are donating all the proceeds of their sales for justice!
100% of the sales of our purple yarns sold between now and the end of the month, will be donated to our local The Root Social Justice Center. This local organization is growing a movement here in Southern Vermont for racial justice and it operates with a collective leadership.
This list of skein options show above includes: Purple Rain and Purple Haze Mewesic, Amethyst, Agate and Blue Opal Sylvan Spirit, Iris and Violet Cotton Comfort, Lavender Cream Alpaca Elegance, Elderberry, Lupine, Blue Violet and Alpenglo Mountain Mohair.
To ensure that your donation is recorded, please use coupon code: empower. This will allow us to more easily track these sales, and make sure that the funds are properly allocated. We hope that you’ll join the fun of this crafting for justice movement; and please be sure to register to vote if you haven’t already!