Yarn Club brings together knitters for the good of others

Members of the Good Yarn Club at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital show off some of the soap sacks they have created for people in need in the Downriver area and across southeastern Michigan. Photo courtesy of Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.

A new group of dedicated crafters is making a difference at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital and beyond.

Members of the Good Yarn Club meet monthly at the hospital to put their knitting and crocheting skills to use for a good cause.

The Good Yarn Club has yarns and patterns for its members to create life changing items for their community. Soap sacks – small knitted bags that can be used as washcloths or to store soap – are one of the most popular items that the group creates. The sacks are distributed to homeless shelters and other community agencies for people in need.

The club also is an officially registered Knitted Knockers group and creates breast prostheses for breast cancer survivors who cannot obtain a prosthesis due to cost. Group members say devoting their time to give breast cancer patients a little normalcy in their journeys is extremely rewarding.

Photo courtesy of Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.

All items created are distributed to patients at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, across the Downriver area and throughout Southeastern Michigan.

Interested knitters can bring their needles or hooks and drop in to join the club. Yarn and patterns are provided.

Anyone who knits or has an interest in learning is invited to join the knitting fun from 5-8 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month. The group meets in the Surgical Services Conference Room.

Email goodyarnwyandotte@gmail.com for more information.

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