A Crafting Revolution
The Corona virus has had most of us grounded for a several weeks now. Throughout this experience, we have looked to our loving and artistic community for signs of hope.
Thistle Farms was started many years ago by volunteers in a church kitchen who all believed in the profound power of simple communal practices: being together, sharing, busy hands, and open hearts. Everything we produce as a company to this day is a reflection of our belief that making things together is simply magical. So naturally, seeing the beautiful ways you have kept your hands busy during this sequestration has been of great interest to us.
Today, craftiness seems like a revolution. Dusty sewing machines have been brushed off to make face masks for front-line workers. Old cookbooks have been opened and beloved recipes are being enjoyed by a new generation. Puzzles have moved from the top shelves and have drawn families around the table, and the quiet calm of yarn crafting has brought comfort to many.
Early in April we hosted our first Virtual Stitch In and it was a great success! A couple dozen people gathered online together talking, telling stories, and showing off their works in progress. Our next gathering, a Virtual Craft In, is scheduled for May 5 at 4PM. Click here to respond and get login information. Grab your current craft project, and join us!
Need help cleaning out your yarn stash or want give the gift of knitting, crochet, or sewing supplies to the women of our Residential program? We ask that you send yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, or bias tape to 5201 Alabama Ave, Nashville TN, 37209 or Nashville locals can leave gifts in a plastic bag on the covered side of the back deck of The Cafe at Thistle Farms. Together, we will make sure that all of our Thistle Farms Residential houses are fully stocked with supplies before we come together on May 5.