Social Stitching 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.
Social Stitching finds splace to set up, and offer free crochet and knitting lessons to anyone who is interested. These meetups have taken places at Kansas University, The Lawrence Art Center, Washburn University, and public libraries. 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 while simultaneously providing an opportunity for people to discuss community needs, poverty, and education.