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As we all watched the horrific raging fires in the some of the most sensitive and diverse beauty of Australia, each of us lost a little part of ourselves, despite being across the world, for myself personally, the wanderlust, and bewilderment of the unique animals, and landscape, seemed to escape my childlike wonder of these things. In our own way, the world rallied, donations made, crafters needles clicked, and sewing machines hummed to make items that were in need to help the living animals to recover.
In our own way, in whatever way our small Canadian business could, I couldn’t stand in the wings, so we developed a line of yarn, to help aid in the bushfire relief efforts, focusing our donations to the Wildlife Warriors Bush Fire Appeal ($5 from each single skein, and $80 from each box set) and the NSW Rural Fire Services families of the fallen fire fighters. ($10 from each Pickle Jar)
I am so thrilled to report we’ve reached almost $5000! The yarn community has been incredibly thoughtful and supportive. Thank you to all of you who have purchased yarn, pickle jars, sent lovely notes, made pouches, knit blankets, and shared our journey along the way. You made this possible, and we are humbled and grateful for your generosity, positive vibes, and shared dedication to being part of the change the world needs now.
For those who are just hearing about our efforts, you can find the yarn line here: https://www.aberdeenswool.ca/collections/tangled-poets-australia-collection
Each skein can be purchased as singles, and we also have a complete box set, which comes with an additional 13thskein called “Ocean’s of Change” a limited edition colour way exclusive to the box set.
Our pickle jars can be found here:
I also can’t say thank you enough to Our Maker Life, Berroco, Estelle Yarns, Sugar Bush Yarns, Let’s Knit, Vogue Knitting, Josh Bennett, Knit Now, The Great Toronto Yarn Hop, and Emily, and everyone else, who shared our efforts on social media.
We still have a long way to go to meet our goal of $100k, so the work continues J The fires may be out in NSW, for the first time in 240 days, but the recovery effort will take so long, and the habitat regrowth will take time, and the animals will still require care, and food, so our work isn’t done.
I came across this article today, that gives us the “#’s” about the fires, buried amongst the popular trending news stories, I found it staggering to see the sheer devastation. The link to the article is here:
My heart aches knowing that 1 BILLION animals have died, and that’s a conservative number according to the article, but there is HOPE!
There are so many organizations doing so many amazing things, so many volunteers, and that makes my heart full. Thanks for taking the time to check out our update.
With Much Love and Gratitude