Pola, from my EtsyNJ Street Team was nice enough to forward the article below to the entire group. I believe the article is originally from WeaveZine. Just wanted to pass it on!
Afghans for Afghans just announced a project to create shawls for new mothers in the maternity ward of the CURE hospital in Kabul. I was interviewing Ann Rubin, the organizer, about the initiative and after I explained the advantages of weaving (fast, finer yarns, uses less materials, etc.) she said, "Oh my gosh, I need weavers!"
Afghans for Afghans: Shawls for New Mothers
This is a chance to show the knitting world what weaving is all about, as well as warm up the lives of mothers and their newborn babies in Afghanistan.
Want to help out? There are three ways to get involved:
1) Spread the word: tell your guild, your weaving buddies, etc.
2) Donate yarn. Got a stash of fine-weight wool that you know you're never going to weave up? Send it to me at WeaveZine and I'll put it in the hands of a weaver who'll weave a shawl in your name.
3) Weave a shawl (or two, or three...) and send it to Afghans for Afghans. Details, including the guidelines of what to weave are online at HERE.
Also, Danielle of CreationsbyDanielle alerted us to Project Linus.
Please be sure to check these sites out!