|Stitch and sticks and string to help Haiti
Many of you have asked how you might help Haiti with your sticks and string. The short answer to this is that for the time being it's best to make cash donations to help with the basics before piling yarn-based goods on people.
We've got a few helpful suggestions to help with your sticks and string:
If you're a designer – Sell your patterns and donate the proceeds or donate a pattern to P/Hop (see article below) to help your pattern keep on giving.
If you're an Etsy seller – Donate your proceeds to charities helping Haiti. Highlight you're doing so to help people find ways to buy from you and help.
If you're a quick knitter – Whip up some handmade knits and auction them of in your office/pub/around the family dinner table/outside some posh restaurant (we didn't send you) for a bit of fibre-based fundraising. The same goes for those 'It might fit me one day if I get my arms lengthened' jumpers you've got stashed at home.
There are hundreds of other ways to help too so do help. We know what a lovely bunch you are and we're sure you all will.