August 11, 2009

Old sweater = new Zen temple

A local artist, Jessica Cobb, is seeking your old sweaters and other woolen goods: sweaters, blankets, wool socks, shirts, skirts, cardigans, hats, gloves, leg warmers, etc. These items will be felted and used in hand weaving beautiful one-of-a-kind rugs. The rug sales will then support Korinji.

Community, friends and family are excellent resources. These materials can also be inexpensively acquired at local garage/rummage/lawn sales (sometimes for as little as 25 cents!).

Anyone interested in learning or participating in the craft can also help in ways which include color design/selection, material prep, loom building or weaving. It's a fun, fast moving project!

Donations are being accepted at Daiyuzenji: 3717 N. Ravenswood #113, Chicago, IL 60613. Please direct questions to Jessica by email:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm very interested in this and will be watching for availability.