Sick Scarves is an ongoing project, currently taking place in Eastern Kansas.
In 2018, 11.9% of all Kansan’s were living below the poverty line, including 15.5% of all Kansas children. As an artist, it is possible to create direct action toward a social change.
Social Stitching finds splace to set up, and offer free crochet and knitting lessons to anyone who is interested. These meetups have taken places in malls, libraries, classrooms, and personal homes. All of the yarn is provided. As people begin to learn, they are creating samples, which are then turned into scarves that are donated to local nonprofit groups that help provide services for disadvanteaged community mmembers.
This project creates an enviornment to learn a new craft but also an environment where people can discuss community needs, poverty, and education. By generating projects that challenge the way people interact with their community, poverty, social justice, or politics, artists have a substantial ability to direct ever shifting public conversations and opinions.