AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Amarillo Public Library released details on social media about its MakerSpace “Stitches for Warmth” project, which will allow the community to knit items like beanies and scarves to give back to the community through the end of the year.
“So, we are going to be collecting hand knitted or hand crocheted items from the community all throughout November and December. And then they will put those in those kits and give it out to those who need it the most within our area. And that’s basically “Stitches for Warmth this year,” said MakerSpace coordinator Joanna Schoen.
The MakerSpace can be found at the Downtown Library, located at 413 SE Fourth, and the library noted it will provide free yarn and knitting needles for participants to create items for the project until Dec. 31.
The finished pieces can be returned to any of the Amarillo Public Library locations and, according to city officials, will be distributed to community members in need.
“Us being able to teach people this is how you knit this is how you crochet and then turn around and give it to those most needy in the community is just as really great cycle that goes on. And so, for us, it’s very important to keep that going and within the community,” said Schoen.
The post added that small-class knitting lessons will be available between Nov. 6 and 16 for those who want to learn more about knitting techniques. Call the MakerSpace at 806-378-3054 to sign up for free.