Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Maine Mitten Project to Recycle Unusable Sweaters from Biddeford Goodwill Store

Woolen sweaters that are not usable because of holes or stains are perfect candidates for re-purposing into felted warm and wooly hats, mittens and scarfs.

We are so fortunate and appreciative that Amy Webster of the the Biddeford store  #241 Goodwill Industries of Northern New England has graciously agreed to collect sweaters for us that are destined for their dumpster because of holes or stains, but perfect for our project.

What a fantastic Win/Win!

Our timing apparently is perfect as winter donations come in to them and I look forward to making good use of something that was destined for land fill.

Thanks to Amy & Biddeford #241 Goodwill store for helping us help keep Maine's homeless warm!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Your Old Wool Sweaters Wanted!

Bring your old wool sweaters in to the Fiber Center during the fair and someone from the Maine Mitten Project will turn them into Mittens, Hats and Scarfs for Maine's Homeless! 

Sweaters made of wool or other natural animal fibers including, cashmere, mohair, angora, wool and alpaca.

We'll felt them and stitch them together to re-purpose and recycle these unwanted items into useful and warm stuff for Maine's homeless.

Any size and some holes are Ok :-) As long as we can salvage  a piece large enough to cut out a pattern piece, it will be useful!