I was looking through Ravelry for an applique in a fish shape, and also thinking about today's blog. As I looked at the page in front of me on my laptop an idea flashed through my head. Something I hadn't thought of for years and years and yet it was a GREAT idea for today's blog.
All through my growing up years and into my 20's I attended church with my parents and sisters. As did many people of my generation. At church we had a closet which was named the "Missionary Cupboard". I remember as a kid collecting specific items to put in the cupboard. They were just items that might be necessities or little comforts of home visiting missionaries could take with them back to their home place. I always thought it was fun to collect up all the items to place in the cupboard but now I realize it was more than a curiosity, for some it really was a vital service. AND what, you may ask, does this have to do with " Getting Started" ? Well as one quote I heard said so aptly, "Don't start somewhere, start everywhere". Start your own charity cupboard or box!
Beginners often find it hard to know where to donate or who to trust. That is a legitimate concern and I fully understand the feeling. This doesn't mean you cannot help. Everyday there are needs to meet all around us. Beginner fiber artists are certainly able to help bring handmade comfort to people right in their own community. Let us look at some patterns that would be appropriate for a "hope closet or box" .
There are many fantastic designers that have great patterns for you to use! This blog is really just a sketch of what you can find on the web for ideas. You can broaden the list to near infinity :)
I thought I might just list patterns by season just offering a few suggested patterns to try. Getting started with one of my favorite seasons, Spring .
Spring weight projects for beginners:
Summer is always an interesting time for fiber artists. What to make in summer while it is so hot outside?
I know Fall and Winter are when people really start thinking about their knitting and crocheting projects. The list of what one can make is almost endless.
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