Thursday, September 15, 2022 10:30 – 11:30 am
IRSHDC, 1985 Learners Walk, UBC
The Tiny Orange Sweater Project was created to acknowledge the impact residential schools have had on Indigenous peoples since the recent discovery of unmarked graves and recognizes each child who never returned home from residential school. The campaign was initiated through Facebook in 2021 as an opportunity to support and stand with Indigenous people by knitting 215 tiny orange sweaters.
The Orange Sweater Project at UBC, hosted by the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, invites faculty and staff to contribute by making a tiny orange sweater that can be added to an installation located in UBC’s Scarfe building. Join a crafting workshop at the Centre on Thursday, September 15 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM to knit or crochet a sweater. Participants of all skill level are invited. Knitters or crocheters can bring their favourite knitting or crocheting tools but ample yarn will be available. For those new to knitting and crocheting, fabric for sewing and decorating will be available. Those who don’t have time to stay and complete the sweater may take materials home to complete it on their own. (Patterns are available here.)