Help Australian Wildlife Through Crafting #1 of 2
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About the Project
Looking for a volunteer activity for the MLK Weekend of Service? Look no further!
With bushfires burning across the beautiful country of Australia and a half BILLION animals already dead, Positive Charge! PDX is joining thousands of others around the world to crochet bird/rodent nests and sew joey pouches to send to the hospitals in Australia caring for those animals that have been injured, burned . . . and saved from the horrific fires.
The event involves crocheting, outlining patterns on fabric, cutting fabric, pinning, sewing, and is appropriate for even kids as young as 10 years old. We'll have patterns for you to follow. Note: The Windermere Conference Room is around the back of the building. There's plenty of parking there, too!
If you have any of the following items, please bring them:
Portable Sewing Machines, Fabric Pens or Fabric Chalk, Straight Pins, Fabric Cutting Mat, Fabric Cutters/Scissors, Sergers, "Octopus" Extension Cords, Yarn, Knitting Needles, and Crochet Hooks
We have a very generous donation of natural quilter's cotton and thread. If you'd like to bring and donate fabric for the cause, please check out this link. If you'd like to donate yarn, please check out this link. There are very specific requests per American Rescue Crafters Connect. Note: They have PDFs of approved patterns on their Facebook page, too!
If you can't make this event, we're going to have a second one on February 9, 1-4. Sign up separately for that event.
Also, if you can't make either of the Positive Charge! PDX "Australia Wildlife" events but want to knit, crochet, and/or sew some of the nests or joey pouches on your own, there are patterns located in the "files" tab on the far left column of our (old) Positive Charge! PDX Facebook page. For knitters and crocheters, please feel free to knit/crochet on your own and bring the pattern you'd like to work on to our event. We will choose a single sewing pattern to work on at the event itself. That choice will depend on the up-to-date significant need, as the needs change almost daily. To get you started, here's a link to YouTube instructions for crocheting nests. You might also like to watch this video from an Austrailian wildlife triage center.
PS: We apologize for the inconvenience, but PLEASE RSVP for each individual in your group separately, even kids. This way we'll know how to set up the room and when we meet our max. Thank you!