Making a difference one stitch at a time….
This year, my daughter started high school, and in May 2016 I received an email from the school requesting us to knit a toddler jersey for those in need. Needless to say, the bug bit me immediately and the fond memories came back of more than 3 decades ago when I was an avid knitter and crocheter.
I browsed the internet for patterns and stumbled upon absolute amazing patterns for free!
I started crocheting caps and converse booties and sent the pictures to friends and family members. The responses were overwhelming and started receiving orders with the request to teach them to crochet. I was very surprised to find out that most people didn’t know how to crochet….being able to knit was more common.
I was not interested in making items to sell and I pondered on the many unemployed people who should be able to make some money from making the orders. Also, the school project of helping the poor inspired me so much which led me to send a WhatApp message ”I will be teaching you to crochet the booties and cap but the 1st set is mine”.
On 10 June 2016, a group of 5 friends and 3 family members met at my house to start my 1st training session to crochet a cap. When they left, I had 8 caps for the less fortunate.
Our mission is to make a difference one stitch at a time by:
- Empowering people to earn an income by learning a skill.
- Helping the less fortunate by making them woolen items.
And as the saying goes ….the rest is history.
Debbie Hiebner, Founder