Craftsy03Eileen at Eileen’s Machine Embroider Blog explains that September is not only National Sewing Month but it’s also Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. She invites you to “… join us in making scarves for cancer patients. Our goal is to collect …

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I’ve mentioned The Dream Rocket before: The brainchild of Jennifer Marsh, the project seeks to engage people (especially students) to create and donate art (especially fiber art) to wrap an entire Saturn rocket! The project now has a Kickstarter …

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 Lisa of A Cuppa Tea with Me created this work for a collaborative art project being curated and exhibited by Danish artist Hanne Bang. Lisa says,

Hanne is asking people from all over the world to embroider these words ["In

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pillowAnother lovely project from the chicks at Star-Shaped and Shiny. This heart-topiary pillow would look awesome on your sofa or bed all year round, and it would make a rockin valentine gift for someone you love. The blog says,

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Cute cute cute! Its creator, Kerry of Star Shaped and Shiny, says this pillow “features an appliqued felt tree, and uses an assortment of buttons in varying sizes and shades of green for the leaves. An embroidered owl sits among …

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Rachel Biel, founder of the Textile and Fiber Arts List (TAFA) writes so beautifully about TAFA’s mission and evolution. I wish I could share her entire e-newsletter with you, including links to TAFA’s kindred sites. In this limited space, …

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Although the day has passed, the spirit is thriving: Leonie of Stitching with Attitude tells us of Blog Action Day on October 15:

I’m happy to say I am one of the 2000 bloggers from 108 countries participating in Blog

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Bead&Button updates us on the Bead-It-Forward bead-quilt project, an international beading effort that benefits breast cancer research. Go to the blog post to find out how to participate or how to purchase the donated works.

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Yvette Stanton of White Threads is spreading the word about Hand & Cloth, an organization based in Bangladesh that engages local women in traditional textile arts to help improve their incomes and, thereby, their families’ well-being. Find out more

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Melanie Testa — artist, author, and teacher — also is a breast cancer survivor. She is one of a growing number of women who choose against reconstructive surgery or prosthetics. She says,

We want to turn the repressive body image

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Carolyn of Caro-Rose Creations shares images of some sweet, naive embroidery by Sri Lankan women. She says a charitable organization encourages and supports this stitching as a way of helping women to earn a little money. Right on! See more

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Elizabeth of Oh, Fransson! reminds us:

Action Kivu is a nonprofit organization that assists women who are victims of the conflict in Eastern Congo. The organization runs a sewing workshop and also pays for children to go to school. This

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Victoria Crowder Payne is stitching this needlepainted kitteh as a donation for a Humane Society fundraiser. You can watch her in action–she’s stitching in public around the Kansas City area. Go to her blog to get details.…

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Lady Shuttlemaker reminds us that the deadline for The Butterfly Project has been extended to December 31, 2012. Please take a little time to join in this project commemorating children who perished in the Holocaust. The Holocaust Museum Houston is …

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I had so much fun last Friday night with my friend Anne, CraftGossip’s sewing editor, improvising little drawstring bags for The Jennifer Project. The bags already have been filled with goodies and are on their way to young cystic …

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