A Des Plaines craft shop and school wants residents to immerse themselves in knitting as part of its efforts to warm the hearts and hands of recipients in humanitarian and charity projects.
Mosaic Yarn Studio holds events for people to help the less fortunate across the nation and around the world as it supports organizations that work for the benefit of humanity.
On the first and third Thursday of every month, from 7-9 p.m., and on the first and third Friday, from 1-3 p.m., needles are clicking and clacking as part of Knitting for Charity.
Published knit designer and shop owner Darlene Joyce along with colleagues June Sorensen, Barb Blume and Courtney Buckalew have dedicated their recent efforts to the Handknit to Help Haiti Project. The knitted and crocheted items will be sold during a craft show at Friendship Park Conservatory in Mount Prospect on Oct. 16. All proceeds will be donated to the international aid agency Doctors Without Borders.
"The main focus of Mosaic Yarn Studio is instruction. We have classes ranging from beginning to expert, running seven days a week," Joyce said, noting there would be additional opportunities for charity work.
In honor of Veterans Day, the group will be knitting helmet liners for the troops overseas 7-9 p.m from Nov. 4-18.
Mosaic Yarn Studio is in downtown Des Plaines at 1585 Ellinwood St. For more information, call 847-390-1013o or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to check its Web site for scheduled events and classes as well as the latest newsletter at www.mosaicyarnstudio.com.