Join our Patch for Pride project!Published on 11 April 2023 2 min read
Join LoveCrafts and WEBS to create something truly spectacular! In the run-up to Pride Month this year, we want to create something that celebrates the power of each individual in our crafting community and represents the true power crafting can have. We need YOUR help! Join us by crafting a square that we'll stitch up to create one magnificent Pride flag! For more details on how you can get involved, read on!
Step 1. Craft your patch
Whether you knit, crochet, quilt, weave or stitch, craft a square in a colour of the Pride flag (as pictured below). This should be a 4x4 inch square. Granny squares are perfect for this but seriously, get creative! We'd love each square to show your love of craft and represents the individuals within our community, coming together to create this wonderful flag. Knit a swatch of your favourite stitch, cross stitch a motif onto your aida, choose some fabrics and quilt an ombre of shades.
Looking for some inspiration? Check out these patchwork patterns
Woven patches are wonderful too! Pick up a mini looms and yarn in your choice of colours to create your patch. For weaving materials, WEBS has the supplies for you!
Grab your materials! Stash bust or pick up some new colourful supplies
Step 2: Send your patches to us
Depending on where you're located around the globe, you can send your patches to LoveCrafts HQ in the UK with the following address:
LoveCrafts P4P, Minster Building, 21 Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7AG
You can also choose to send your patches to the WEBS store in Massachusetts, USA:
WEBS - America’s Yarn Store, Attn Marykate Fleming, 6 Industrial Pkwy, Easthampton, MA 01027
Step 3: Donate if you can!
For every patch, we'd suggest a small donation of a couple of dollars to the charity of your choice. At LoveCrafts, we've suggested Mosaic LGBT+ Youth Centre Trust as our charity. They are doing wonderful things for the young persons, local to where we're based in London. You can donate to via this TotalGiving Page.
At WEBS, we've chosen to highlight Rainbow Railroad. Their work focusses on helping members of the LGBTQIA+ community leave unsafe situations and take them to safety. You can find the Just Giving Page to donate here.
Across our teams, we'll also be doing some fundraising activities in our office as well as undertaking some volunteering in our local communities. We love to encourage you to do the same! As we know, crafting for charity is one of the many ways you can evoke the feeling of Makefulness in yourself and those around you.