Sunday, June 19, 2016

Crafts for Humanity

Working on the prototype plarn mat for World Wide Knit in Public Day 2016.
I had the strangest time Saturday. I crocheted my way up on this plarn mat while telling people about my plarn project. And it was just so strange to me that people look at the plarn and think "oh that'd be great for a rug outside my house." Or, "that would be great for you to make bags to sell."

I guess my introduction of "I'm making mats for the homeless to use as bedding or to cover themselves," was a bit too idealist for the general public. And maybe that should piss me off. But that just almost makes me feel so stupid. And then I get over it because all those ideas are very smart.

I'm going to teach people how to make plarn for various usages be it mats for homeless, rugs, totes, or baskets. I'm going to teach them how to crochet with plarn, because it can be a little tricky. And then we will have a happy medium between a craft for humanity and a craft for profit.

3 comments:

  1. You go, Sopphey! I'm amazed at your work, be it plarn or regular knitting. You have a gift. I'm grateful that your main goal has been to help those in need. We need more people like you in this world, more givers and less takers. I'm proud to know you and call you my friend and colleague.

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  2. You are the best at whatever you do Sopphey, but mats for the homeless takes it to a whole new level!

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  3. You are the best at whatever you do Sopphey, but mats for the homeless takes it to a whole new level!

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