Halos of Hope a Thon at Wall of Yarn with the Yarn Guys
Halos of Hope a Thon at Wall of Yarn with the Yarn Guys, Dennis and Jeffrey, in Freeport, IL, next week, was the event we’ve gathered around the mic to hear about on the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird.
We’ve recently met the Yarn Guys, just last summer, they are diving in head first into the fiber industry. They’ve become sponsors of the Stitches Events, and now they are hosting the Halos of Hope a Thon. This isn’t the first 24-hour marathon knitting event like this, there were earlier events hosted by Purlescence Yarn in California, but since that shop has closed, sadly, there hasn’t been another such event. Thankfully, Dennis and Jeffrey have offered their shop to host this overnight marathon, laced with TONS of extra.
Classes and Lectures by Franklin Habit at the nearby Wagner House are the creamy filling to this event. On Friday, he will be sharing his presentation Impractical Magic: Oddities and Curiosities of Weldon’s Practical Needlework, then teaching Introduction to the History, Methods, and Styles of Lace Knitting, and Introduction to the History, Methods, and Styles of Lace Knitting on Saturday. In addition to that, two awesome and smart designer/teachers that we love, Jen Lucas and Laura Krzak will also be in attendance. How sweet will it be to sit with them, learn from them, compete with them to see who can get more hats done!
All of this is for Halos of Hope, we’ve featured this wonderful charity on the program a few times, also. Pam Haschke, on Yarn Thing podcast. Her organization finds ways of getting hats to locations where cancer patients might choose one. We create hats, knitted, crocheted, sewn fleecy soft hats, they also collect dollar donations to help with shipping costs, and the hats find their way to those who need a little comfort, a little pick-me-up. Check out their website: www.HalosofHope.org for patterns (mostly for sale to help raise funds to ship), opportunities to volunteer and the BEyond contest StevenBe mentioned last time.
For more information about this event happening next week, on the July 21st and 22nd, see the website.
If you missed this live today, it’s still a video on Marly’s Facebook page, and the audio is available as archived podcast episode: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2017/07/11/halos-of-hope-a-thon-at-wall-of-yarn-with-the-yarn-guys