Yarn Tamers

Yarn Tamers is an opportunity for faculty, staff, students and outside community members to spend a relaxing hour working on yarn projects, meeting new friends and colleagues, and socializing. Newcomers are encouraged to stop by and join in the fun!

Join us every Tuesday! During the academic year, Yarn Tamers meets on Tuesdays from noon - 1 pm in the Luann Dummer Center for Women (OEC 103). If you would like to receive weekly reminders and updates for Yarn Tamers, please email Christine Balsley at bals2156@stthomas.edu, and she'll add you to the list.  

Everyone is welcome! If you knit, crochet, quilt, or participate in any other type of yarn or needle craft, you are welcome to join this group. If you do not work on any yarn craft, you can still come for the social time or to get some pointers from other crafters. There is no formal registration; those who are interested can just show up at a meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the LDCW (womenscntr@stthomas.edu).

Yarn Tamers was organized in Fall of 2003 when two staff members approached the Luann Dummer Center for Women and asked if the Center would sponsor and promote a knitting/crocheting group on campus. The group has continued to meet in the Women’s Center on a weekly basis. Each year the group works on a service project with materials funded by a small grant from the Luann Dummer Center for Women. Previous service projects have included knitting and crocheting baby caps for the Save the Children Foundation, and knitting and crocheting squares that are sewn into afghans which are donated to shelters for women and children like Alexandra House in Blaine, Our Lady of Good Counsel Home, and to UST’s University Relations Office to include with their donations for a family they adopt for the holidays.

There is a story about the group and their past service project on Tommie Media. A special thanks to reporter Emily Dehart for taking an interest in the group and giving us some new exposure on campus!

Yarn Tamers Seeking Blanket Squares

Yarn Tamers is currently seeking 10 x 10 inch yarn squares for their annual service project. The squares can be knit, crocheted, or woven and will be sewn together into blankets for Alexandra House, a safe haven for victims of domestic and sexual abuse.

Do you sew? Yarn Tamers is also seeking sewers to help stitch the squares together.

Socially-minded but unable to join us? No worries. Feel free to drop off your squares at the Luann Dummer Center for Women and the Yarn Tamers will be sure to incorporate them into a blanket. While we drop off a batch of blankets during the holiday season, squares are accepted throughout the year.

Yarn Tamers meet year-round. During the academic year, we meet every Tuesday from noon to one in the Luann Dummer Center for Women. If you enjoy knitting or crocheting, or would love to learn how, swing by for some lively conversation and crafting! To learn more about Yarn Tamers, visit: http://www.stthomas.edu/ldcw/eventsprograms/yarntamers/