Do You Know About The Welcome Blanket Project?

Do You Know About The Welcome Blanket Project?

Woven into the fabric of our country is a fundamental idea: our diversity, our multiple perspectives, and our personal stories make the United States great.

At its start, The Welcome Blanket Project project was designed to recast the 2000-mile distance of the proposed barrier wall between Mexico and the United States into 2000 miles of handmade blankets. A craft-based response to the former administration’s policies, the project exceeded its goal of 6000 Welcome Blanket packages.

Today, it’s a platform for engagement that transforms the abstract concept of immigration into a tangible crowd-sourced artistic action. Make a blanket and share your story as a gift to a new immigrant to the United States.

Do You Know About The Welcome Blanket Project?

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Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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