February DIY Workshop:

This month in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we brought self-care and self-love themed projects to our outreach partners at St. Patrick Center, the Center for Women in Transition, Lydia’s House, and Shalom House. Perennial’s artist showed the women at each agency how to use a sewing machine and how to hand sew a straight and blanket stitch. The women used their new skills to create soothing eye pillows from old bed sheets and filled with rice and herbs. Participants also had the chance to create DIY stress balls from t-shirts and packed with bits of shrunken wool sweaters. When asked if they learned anything new, one women wrote, “That scrap material (clothing) can basically be used (recycled) and used for crafts!”