I wasn’t planning on writing again this year, but after last night’s UK election results, I’ve chosen to do a little fundraising. All pattern proceeds for the weekend will be donated to the Trussell Trust
(which provides food banks) and to Refugees at Home
(which provides accommodation and other support for refugees). That’s the full price, on all of my patterns
(including, for simplicity’s sake, Mokita). If you take advantage of the 4-for-3 offer, I’ll donate the price of all 4 patterns.
Why these organisations? Because they are working to protect people from the effects of Tory rule. Quite honestly there are other effects that I’m as concerned about – the spread of alt-right politics. The disintegration of Europe. But I don’t have a simple way to contribute to resisting those. That will take a lot more work and I am not sure where to start. So I’m just starting with a small fundraising effort, because it makes me feel a tiny bit less hopeless.
I have a few new readers, I know. Hi! Yes, it does get a little political here sometimes. Usually not as specific as this. But politics is very personal these days, and I can’t separate it from the other things I write about (besides my designs): empowerment through craft; creativity through a feminist lens; my own life and ponderings. I won’t be hurt if you unsubscribe, but if you stick around, maybe you’ll find it pretty interesting. And, you know. Pattern discounts!