December DIY Workshop:
Last month, women upcycled wool sweaters into fingerless arm warmers at St. Patrick Center and the Center for Women in Transition. We washed and dried old sweaters to shrink them into felt, and the women hand-stitched custom winter accessories from the material to keep their hands warm and fingers free this season. Some participants even added small pouches of rice to the palms of their work. By placing their gloves in the microwave for a few seconds the rice will heat up and keep their hands super warm for up to 30 minutes!