Stitch for Syria

Hello, Stitch Friends. I think I’m pretty late in discovering this, but I thought I would share just in case some of you have missed it. Concern Worldwide is a charity that works in many different countries, helping provide education, healthcare, and livelihood training to people in need. One of their programs, based in Lebanon and mainly for Syrian refugees, focuses on teaching women needlework, which they can in turn sell to raise money to help their families.

Stitch for Syria, designed by Mr. X Stitch

Stitch for Syria, designed by Mr. X Stitch

To raise awareness about this program, and to show support for the women, Concern has started the Stitch for Syria challenge. Head over to their website, grab the pattern and stitch it up. When you are done, mail it to the Concern Worldwide office in London. Once all the squares are received, they will be made into a quilt and sent to the training centre in Lebanon. (And, while you are at it, why not make a small cash donation too. Awareness works best when backed up with a little bit of money.)

Stitch for Syria, designed by Mr. X Stitch (WIP)

Stitch for Syria, designed by Mr. X Stitch (WIP)

The design works up very quickly, and you can use those odds and ends of pretty thread you’ve been saving. I dug around in my random silk drawer and pulled out a couple of skeins I liked. For fabric, I grabbed two perfectly sized squares of aida that just happened to be sitting on top of a pile in my craft closet. It was meant to be. 😉

Regardless of what you think about the Syrian refugee situation, consider taking part in Stitch of Syria. This is about women getting together over needlework, and trying to make a little money to support their families. This is something we can all relate too.

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10 Responses to Stitch for Syria

  1. Melinda Forbes says:

    this is a great cause.

  2. Heather says:

    Great job it turned out lovely!

  3. Justine says:

    Great cause. I like the colours you’ve chosen.

  4. Kerry P says:

    Yours looks lovely, I must get on with mine, I have the chart I just need to print out.

  5. Rachel says:

    It is a rather sweet design, and a good cause. Anything that gives people a chance to support their families!

  6. Katie says:

    Beautiful thread choice!

  7. Joanne P says:

    What lovely colours. I must crack on with my second one. They would like to receive them by the end of March.

  8. Kim says:

    I’m so happy to see you discovered the Syrian project. I stitched mine up and sent it last week….and blogged about it to. I think it’s a wonderful idea and cause.

  9. Yours is so beautiful! I’m really loving how everyone is stitching theirs up…so much love and pretty stitching!

  10. Tracy says:

    I’m glad you posted the “how it helps” because I wasn’t able to find it over at their site & couldn’t figure out how sharing photos of what was stitched helped these women.