If you or anyone you know has any thick or heavy wool fabric or blankets laying around that you are willing to part with, bring it on down to the shop for a good and urgent cause. With the help of a customer of ours, May Wallace, and her evolving team of sewists, donated wool will be turned into warm wrap-style skirts for women of Standing Rock. Traditions of Native American women require skirts to be worn during certain rituals and/or ceremonies. Miss Wallace recently went to the camp at Standing Rock to show her support and help in any way she could. During her stay temperatures dipped below zero with highs being a mere 7 degrees! Wool is essential for keeping warm in such extreme weather and so thicker wool is best. ! 1.5 to 3 yard (or larger) pieces are ideal for these particular skirts and if you’d like to help with sewing, May’s contact email will be posted in the coming days. 100 or more skirts are needed so bring on the wool! You can drop off your wool during our business hours which are 10-6 M-F, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4. Or, ship it to us. Our address is 2136 NE Alberta St. Portland, O.R. 97211
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