We meet on the second Friday of the month from 6-9pm at ArtWalk at The Local Grocer and on the fourth Friday of the month from 6-8pm at various restaurants around Genesee County. Please check our Facebook Events for location information. Bring your own project to work on or join in on any of our ongoing projects:
Operation: Warm Up Flint
We are always accepting handmade hats, scarves and gloves for our annual community outreach project called Operation: Warm Up Flint. Every winter, we attach cold weather gear to trees and poles in Downtown Flint with small notes reading: “FREE TO A GOOD HOME! If you’re cold, please take me to warm up!”
Operation: Safe Slippers
The Flint Handmade Yarn Brigade is launching a new community outreach project in 2018 called Operation: Safe Slippers. Our knitters and crocheters will create slippers for women and children staying in local shelters, especially those providing services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Tags will be attached to the slippers that read “You are safe in these slippers. You are loved, respected and supported by our community.”
Our current Yarn Brigade Coordinator is Hayley Randol (pictured right) of Good and Evil Studios. Special thanks to our previous Yarn Brigade Coordinators, Symantha Foreman (pictured left) and John Coleman!
Flint Crochet Quilt
“As Coordinator of the Flint Handmade Yarn Brigade, I wanted to design a corner-to-corner (c2c) graphghan that represented our great city of Flint, MI. All patterns feature Flint landmarks and themes, including Applewood, the Vernor’s Gnome, the Downtown Bricks and more. The blanket is done in mini c2c crochet and measures approximately 75” wide x 86.5” long.”
This graphghan was originally designed by Hayley Randol as a Crochet-A-Long with patterns released weekly. The complete pattern is now available for purchase as a PDF at www.goodandevilstudios.etsy.com.
If you are interested in displaying the Flint Crochet Quilt at your location, please send us a message on Facebook or email us at email@example.com. Thank you!