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Conversation and Crafts with Matting Change

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deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

51 Sandy Pond Road

Lincoln, MA 01773

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Join Audrey Lin, creator of Matting Change, for a fun evening to transform plastic grocery bags into crocheted sleeping mats for young adults experiencing homelessness. Make some plarn (plastic yarn) and hear about how Lin combined her love of fiber arts and the environment to help members of the Boston community.


No experience necessary! Materials will be provided, but if you have them, please bring all your single use grocery bags and/or Q sized crochet hooks.


This event is recommended for ages 10 and up!


JUMP START the mat process with these tutorial videos:


About Matting Change

Matting Change organizes crafters in the Boston area to remake plastic bags into crocheted sleeping mats for homeless residents. In addition to reducing the environmental impact of plastic waste and protecting public health, Matting Change seeks community involvement and hopes to bridge connection with homeless youth.

To stay in the loop about Matting Change events around the Boston area, connect with Matting Change on Facebook.


CONVERSATION AND CRAFT SERIES at deCordova

Bring your own craft project or contribute to one of ours while hearing an artist speak about their community work.

Upcoming conversations in this series include:

  • February 7 Conversation and Crafts with Adrienne Sloane - From Madame Defarge in A Tale of Two Cities onward, knitters have been incorporating the political into their stitches. Come hear how knitting is being used by contemporary artists to address issues such as war, climate change, and species preservation.
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deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

51 Sandy Pond Road

Lincoln, MA 01773

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