Love with Loomed Hats? We get a good Number of donations of hats made by various sized Looms. That certainly shows love to me. People who give of themselves, their time, their talents be it with a crochet hook or a pair of knitting needles, or a loom are indeed showing and sharing the love. What better gift can there possible be beyond giving and sharing love with another human being. To give love, to share love with someone you don't know is truly priceless in my opinion.
Looming is a wonderful way to contribute even when you don't consider yourself a knitter. Looms can be used by a great number of people. Men, women, and children. Particularly good for children who might not yet have the skills to knit or crochet. Maybe you know a teen that might like to contribute and learn a new skill? Looms aren't expensive and they can be a wonderful gift to start someone on a path of crafting for others.
One word of caution, though this picture shows pastels and whites, those are colors we steer clear of for our homeless friends here on Bridge and Beyond. When looms first came out there weren't many patterns beyond a very basic hat to make with them, that's no longer the case. There are looms in many sizes, and shapes that serve a variety of projects. There are also now pattern books to be had to make a variety of items with the looms, including slippers! Have you loomed? Have you purchased looms to teach someone how to craft? If you're making hats from looms, please remember to check out hat tab across the top of the blog to be sure your hat meets the needs of those we serve.
As always, if you have any questions not addressed in any of the tabs across the top of the blog, please email me or use the contact form in the right side bar. Thank you. Our hat goal wasn't made last year, perhaps if we can encourage a new pair of helping hands with a loom, we can improve on that donation number.
**The counts on our progress bars are current, the percentages not quite. I'll not be figure the percentages with each update of numbers, but will be updating again next at least by the 20th. I have in fact made a reminder not on my cell phone for the 20th of each month to do percentages. If we're at a milestone, or I just have extra time I may do it more often...but certainly at that scheduled time
.** All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated. The Power of One is awesome, and when we work together The Power of One becomes The Power of Many.