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Matting Change Workshop

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The Umbrella Community Arts Center

40 Stow Street

Concord, MA 01742

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Learn how to make plastic yarn and crochet a sleeping mat for youth experiencing homeless in this interactive workshop.

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Join Audrey Lin to learn about her senior project - Matting Change - and get involved with making plarn (plastic - yarn) and learn how to crochet a mat. Matting Change organizes people in the Boston area to crochet sleeping mats using single use plastic bags for young people experiencing homelessness.

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 16+. Children may be accompanied by an adult.

Free and open to the public, registration required. By registering, you agree to The Umbrella's Class Policies.

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.

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