If we want our world to be better, let’s start with us: the makers. We are meant to be the change we want to see in the world, right? No matter what color our skin, or where we come from, or what’s underneath our clothes, or what’s in our hearts. I know that’s a lofty goal, and we’re so very far from a world that looks like that.
I’m not naive enough to believe that one knitter, or even a handful of knitters, can change problems that have endured for centuries, but I do think we can take a bold steps in the right direction. We can speak up against racism, inequality and hate. We can support the causes that support those who have been afforded less privilege, fewer opportunities and have fewer resources.
I mean, that’s what we do. We make. Sure, we mostly make things, but we can also make change. We can make a difference.
Change Makers is a collaboration for a cause: 5 knitting projects made in 5 gorgeous yarns, with essays and recipes to inspire you. All of the proceeds – throughout the entirety of this project – will be donated to causes that promote equity and social justice: Southern Poverty Law Center and The National Women’s Law Center. The e-book is available by clicking on the photo or above or any of the links in this post. Like this one.
I am honored to have the opportunity to work with so many lovely makers, many of whom – like me – are driven to use what they have, where they are to make a difference. You’ll meet these lovely women, and the five talented yarn dyers who provided yarn support for our project, as well as a couple of other lovely makers in the Change Makers e-book. You can find it here.
I know we’re only just a few of us, but we can do huge things if we work together. Thank you for being part of my tribe.