Monday, September 12, 2011

Scarves for Japan

Scarves for Japan by pdugmore2001
Scarves for Japan, a photo by pdugmore2001 on Flickr.

On the weekend I made this for the Scarves for Japan project. I'm planning to do some more. If you're a knitter or felter or other sort of fibre crafter, you may like to check out the project information page and join in -

From the project page:
"What is this project?

Our project is to collect handmade scarves from all over the world and distribute them to the victims of Japan's earthquake and tsunami. This is one of the best ways to help Japanese people directly because what you send is brought directly to the victims. Monetary donations are a good thing, but sometimes you do not really know what your money is used for. Direct aid makes people happy and smile, and you know how it is used very clearly. "

I like the idea of sending something tangible, unique and made with thoughtfulness and empathy. The process of making it is meditative as I lay out the fibre and imagine the person who is going to receive it. The physical effort of rolling, and the fiddly embellishment with beads becomes imbued with more meaning.

I hope the person who gets this scarf will realise there was someone on the other side of the world who was thinking of them and cares about their well being.


  1. Thank you for the blog candy Penny, and good luck!!

    Nice scarf, one of my blogger friend is doing the same in Japan, you should check her blog out (is in English) called Kimono lover, is on my blog bar.


  2. Nice article, thanks for the information.