Women 4 Women-Knitting 4 Peace • recycled yarn
After the Ulrich Museum’s campus-wide yarn bombing was disassembled in Fall 2012, the yarn has taken on new life through the local chapter of Women 4 Women – Knitting 4 Peace. They are a non-profit that specializes in sending small pleasures to people all over the world.
This organization knits hats, scarves, socks, shawls and other articles of clothing for people living in areas of conflict who struggle to have warm clothes during cold winter months. In additions to these items, ever-smiling peace pal dolls, like the one displayed, are given to the children as a gesture of good will. These odd yet delightful figures bring moments of happiness to children across the globe.
With this selection, I hope viewers will consider the importance of recycling materials, the poetic beauty of the stitch, the shared humanity in the act of giving a hand-made object, and take pride in the efforts of their local communities who are making meaningful strides toward world peace – one small pleasure at a time. – Lindsey Herkommer