First Scarf-Bombing in Schuykill Haven, PA

Schuykill Haven, PA, USA is now a part of the Wrap Up Project family!  On Tuesday, October 17, 2018, a group of knitters, crocheters, and weavers set out to scarf-bomb Schuykill Haven with two baskets full of scarves, hats, and cowls, about 100 items created to keep a new area warm.

Lorraine Felker and her group of yarn crafters from the Walk In Art Center Knitters Group in Schuykill Haven made the connection to WUP through charter Lancaster member, Bethany Storms.  We are glad to have Lorraine and her enthusiastic group of yarn artists as a part of WUP.

WUP founder Angelia Reed, Media Guru Jenn Dixon, and Kyra, who has been at ALL of Lancaster’s scarf-bombings, made the trip up to Schuykill Have to lend support and help out.

Check out the photos here of the the event!

Oh, here’s the beginning of something great, as Schuykill Haven gets started with their scarf-bombing.

Keep and eye out here for updates on how Schuykill Haven is doing, and also follow WUP on Facebook for how the project is doing in Lancaster, too!  It’s shaping up to be an awesome season for both locations!

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MD Sheep & Wool Festival Bus Trip

The Wrap Up! Project is pleased to announce a bus trip to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival!  Join us Sunday, May 6, 2018 for a fun-filled day full of fiber arts goodness.

Proceeds from this trip will go to The Wrap Up! Project, to help find their 5th scarf-bombing season (Oct 2018 – Apr 2019). Ticket price includes the charter bus, driver tip, and admission to the Sheep & Wool Festival.

Tickets….Early Bird Pricing is $35 until April 2, 2018.  After that, the price goes up to $40.  Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information, and to get your ticket and spot on the bus!

We hope you will join us!

It’s Our Birthday!

Yup, it’s our birthday here at The Wrap Up! Project, and we are celebrating our third birthday/fourth season since founder Angelia Reed posted on Facebook about how she’d like to start scarf-bombing.

In a post on Facebook earlier today, Angelia had this to say about this momentous occasion:

I didn’t know back then that Wrap Up would become what it is today. It is way bigger (& more wonderful) than I imagined.

Special thanks to Amy Antonucci for sharing my post. Amy is not a knitter or crocheter. She just thought the idea was a good one & knew that she has friends who knit and/or crochet.

Special thanks, too, to Bethany Storms. Bethany is a crocheter. She saw Amy’s post and hopped right on board. She made the first three or four Wrap Up scarves. She also braved the cold to meet me in Binn’s Park one snowy night to put the scarves out.

Thank you to everyone who has helped to grow this project. We now leave over 700 items in Lancaster & Columbia each month!

Go treat yourself to some new yarn, hug your pet, have some cake, or do something positive that makes you happy to celebrate!

Rescheduled Evening Sit and Stitch

Due to weather conditions yesterday, the evening Sit and Stitch that was originally supposed to happen last night has been rescheduled for January 30, 2018, 5pm-7pm.  Please RSVP on Facebook to let us know if you’ll be there!

Cold Outside

Good grief, it’s cold outside.  My dog loves it, but many people don’t.  I’m one of them.  I tend to wrap myself up in handmade knits and bundle up, as my dog sniff and frolics outside.

It’s also a stark reminder that many people in the Lancaster area don’t have a warm place to go.  Thankfully, many churches and civic centers open their doors during the cold weather and offer a warm place to sleep.  It’s also a time when we need to be reminded that our work here at The Wrap, Project! IS important.  By providing warm scarves and hats for anyone exposed to the elements, we are doing a small part in keeping Lancaster County warm.

That being said, let’s get down to business, and that is a reminder of January events.  Here’s what’s happening!  Click on the links to be taken to each events’s Facebook events page so you can RSVP and let us know you’ll be in attendance.

EVENTS

January 9, 2018: AM Sit and Stitch at The Speckled Sheep in Lancaster, PA. 10am.

January 16, 2018: PM Sit and Stitch at The Speckled Sheep in Lancaster, PA. 5pm.

January 22, 2018: Tagging Party at Kegel’s Produce in Lancaster, PA. 7pm.

January 23, 2018: Scarf-Bombing in Reservoir Park in Lancaster, PA. 7pm,

We hope to see you at any of these events!  Keep on crafting, and stay warm!

Black Friday Events Special!

Well, Thanksgiving is over and Black Friday is upon us, and we here at WUP hope you got some great deals today!  In light of this day, we want to have a Black Friday Events Special, or just really let you know what’s coming up with WUP in the next few weeks as we all prepare for the holidays.

November Tagging Party

Our regular monthly tagging party will take place on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Kegel’s Produce in Lancaster at 7PM.  Please RSVP on the Facebook event page so we know you’re coming. You can get directions to Kegel’s Produce there, too.

November Scarf-Bombing

This month’s scarf-bombing will be taking place at the Lancaster Public Library at 7PM on November 28, 2017.  We will then be heading to the Columbia Presbyterian Church in Columbia, PA, USA afterwards.  Come for either one, or come for both, but please RSVP on the Facebook event page so we know you are coming.

Ewebiquitous

Ewebiquitious is a knitting shop in Lititz, PA, USA, and is doing a great project to collect scarves and other handmade cold weather items for WUP.  They are encouraging people to bring in their items to decorate their Christmas tree.  All items will them be donated to WUP.  Here’s more from their Facebook page:

Ewebiquitous is partnering with local charity The Wrap Up, Project this season and we need you and your skills (any skill level is welcome)!

Instead of ornaments and tinsel, we’ll be decorating our Christmas tree with your handmade donations of hats and scarves. Every single item will go directly to The Wrap Up organization to help warm a local person in need through the winter.

We will be accepting the donations between November 18th and Christmas–start now so we can fill our tree with warmth (and create a beautiful window display)!

Head on over to their Facebook page so you can learn more and get started in getting that tree covered in scarves!

We hope your Black Friday shopping has been productive.  We also hope you are doing well on your holiday crafting!  Best wishing, and keep and eye out here, on Facebook, and on our mailing list for updates.

More November Events!

November is a busy months for all of us, but we want to tell you about more November events that are happening soon with WUP.  These events are our regular tagging party and scarf-bombing.  Mark them down on your calendar!

Tagging Party

Our regular tagging party will take place at Kegel’s Produce in Lancaster, PA, USA, November 27, 2017 at 7PM. Bring yourself, bring a friend, bring a snack to share.  Our tagging parties are a great way to meet other WUP participants!  Tagging is a BIG job, and many hands make light work.  RSVP to the tagging party here on Facebook.

Scarf-bombing

This month’s scarf-bombing will at the Lancaster Public Library on November 28, 2017 at 7PM.  (Personally, this is one of my favorite places to scarf-bomb. Lots of great spots to hang scarves and hats! –Media Guru Jenn)  Meet in front of the library.  After the library, it’s off to Columbia Presbyterian Church in Columbia, PA.  Come for one, or come for both!  RSVP to this event on Facebook.

Also, don’t forget about our upcoming Sit and Stitch events!  Read about them here, and plan on joining us for those, too!

We hope to see you soon, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

3 Great Things to be Thankful for

There are 3 great things to be thankful for that we here at WUP want to tell you about.  It’s getting colder outside, and we are moving things into high gear to prepare for upcoming scarf-bombings.  Here’s what’s happening.

Number 1.

Early birds, we are having another morning Sit and Stitch at the Speckled Sheep on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10am.  Bring a current project, or start a new one!  RSVP here.

Number 2.

Night owls, your turn!  Come on out to the evening Sit and Stitch at the Speckled Sheep on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 5pm.  Again, bring a project, or being anew!  RSVP here.

Number 3.

Lastly, and this one is awesome.  Ewebiquitous, a local yarn store located in Lititz, PA, USA is hosting a wonderful drop off for WUP.  Taken from their Facebook page:

 

Ewebiquitous is partnering with local charity The Wrap Up, Project this season and we need you and your skills (any skill level is welcome)!

Instead of ornaments and tinsel, we’ll be decorating our Christmas tree with your handmade donations of hats and scarves. Every single item will go directly to The Wrap Up organization to help warm a local person in need through the winter.

We will be accepting the donations between November 18th and Christmas–start now so we can fill our tree with warmth (and create a beautiful window display)!

How cool is that?!  We love getting the support of to two of our awesome local yarn stores.  Thank you both!  And thanks to all of your for your support, too!  We are thankful for all of you!