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Caring and Sharing

While so many of us love making things for ourselves and our families, many in the Lion community go further, creating for those in need. Join us in this section and be touched by these true stories of caring and sharing submitted by Lion Brand readers.

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Girl Scouts and Women and Textiles

Our Falmouth, MA Girl Scout service unit held a Women and Textiles event in March 2004 in conjuction with Women's History month and I Love to Craft Month.

One troop made knitting needles from dowels so we had plenty for the girls. Most of the adults brought their own needles. One troop supplied crochet hooks. Adults had cast on enough stitches to fulfill the requirements for a Warm Up America afghan and then it was up to us to teach the girls how to knit. Another set prepared chains in the same way to crochet the "squares".

Girls also made fleece hats in all sizes to donate to a local homeless shelter. Other needlework was available to see: needlepoint, cross-stitch and embroidery.

Our thought was to "keep the past, present." If we "hooked" even one girl (and I think we probably did) to carry on with knitting, crochet or other needleart we did our job. The girls learned that these great projects could be given to others: even better!

We planned to submit about 15-20 squares to Warm Up America and 40 hats were made.

Very good results for a group of young girls learning these arts for the very first time!

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