Bring A Friend!

Bring a friend and share in the Joy of Creating things for others!

OK, school has started, we’re starting to get some sort-of cool nights, Fall is right around the corner!  Many of us look at September as beginnings – of the school year, of new programs at church, etc.  Why not invite a friend to our Crafting Workshop?   They can participate, learn new things, come to watch, visit and chat!

Our Crafting Workshop is coming up on September 12th from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm.  Bring all your materials and supplies, and also bring your lunch!   We’re looking at the projects needing to be ready for this Fall –
** hats & scarves for our Food Pantry and several schools and organizations
** blankets for our Fall Baby Dedication and Life Centers
** pillowcases, tote bags and bookmarks for Wheeler Mission
** various items for Riverview Cancer Center

Sewing Lesson

Items for Riverview Cancer Center

We’ve made chemo caps / ‘bald-headed’ T-shirt hats, shawls, laps blankets and heart pillows for Riverview Cancer Center.  These are what we’re working on this month!  We have the patterns for the chemo caps and heart pillows; you may use whatever pattern you would like for the shawls and lap blankets. For example, if you would like to make a really easy shawl or lap blanket, you could make one out of a piece of fleece, then fringe it!

What you need to bring:
Fabric suitable for your project:
* chemo caps: soft cotton T-shirt knit / T-shirt fabric, 2 pieces about 9 x 12 each
* Heart pillows: quilter’s cotton, T-shirt knit or fleece, around 1/2 yard, or 2 fat quarters for each pillow, plus stuffing
* shawls: cotton, flannel, T-shirt knit, fleece (one layer only), recommended size about 24″ to 30″ wide by 60″ long finished; they can also be triangular
* lap blankets: cotton, T-shirt knit, fleece (one layer only), recommended size about 40″ to 50″ wide by 60″ to 70″ long
* also bring your sewing machine, thread, rotary cutter and cutting mat

You may look at our Riverview Cancer Center page for more information.  We have some materials and supplies at the church, including fabric and thread.  We also have 2 sewing machines you may use.

*Important* Please pre-wash your fabrics, especially cottons, in warm water, and dry in dryer to pre-shrink! There’s nothing worse than putting all that work in a project just to have it shrink and be too small, or the colors run all over everything! (Believe me, I’ve done it!)

Crochet Lesson

Shell Stitch Prayer Shawl or Lap Robe
The shell stitch adds texture to the crocheted fabric. It is very easy to learn. This stitch pattern can be used with any size yarn and for a wide variety of projects – shawls, scarves, hats, lap robes, baby blankets, and many more! Use just one solid color, one variegated color, or mix it up and make stripes.
What you need to bring:
  • In worsted weight (Group 4) yarn, a total of 21-25 ounces of yarn in your choice of color(s)
  • Crochet hooks in size G/6, H/8, I/9, and J/10
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • Paper and pencil

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Psalm 90:17

    May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us - yes, establish the work of our hands.
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    Hold on to the pattern of wholesome teaching you learned from me - a pattern shaped by the faith and love that you have in Christ Jesus.