“Wrap Up” of Season 2

The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project finished Season 2 on April 8, 2016 with scarf bombings in both Reservoir Park in Lancaster, PA and at the Columbia Presbyterian Church in Columbia, PA.  We had a great year!!!

Angelia Reed, our fearless and enterprising leader, and I, along her mother and daughter, scarf bombed those places.  Angelia broadcasted both bombings on Periscope as I filmed it.  We love it if you watch them on Katch here below.

https://katch.me/embed/v/079c5531-edd7-3a2a-98ea-9b99bb990ab7?sync=1

https://katch.me/embed/v/2792f8c3-811d-3e6e-b321-a2e398430961?sync=1

Erin Negley of LNP has a been a great cheerleader for the project, too.  She is a staff writer for our local newspaper, and wrote an awesome article detailing the second season.  I encourage you to read it, watch the videos, and there’s even a great pie chart of statistics.

Until next fall, come visit us the East Side Market in Musser Park in Lancaster, PA, starting Sunday, May 17, 2016.

Oh, and this is really important……there’s a store open for fundraising for the project. Like t-shirts and/or tote bags? We’ve got you covered.

So, here’s to looking forward to Season 3!

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Last Scarf Bombing of the Season!

It’s time for the last scarf bombing of the season with The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project!  As you can see from the gaudy graphic at the top, we will be broadcasting the tonight’s scarf bombing live on Periscope (downloadable for iOS and Android).  Just follow the details, but we will have the night’s events available on Katch, too, through the same user.

We will be scarf bombing Reservoir Park in Lancaster, PA.  It’s actually be pretty cold here in PA during the past few days, and we’re even supposed to get SNOW tomorrow.  It may be April, but people still need to be warm during this crazy weather.

I encourage you to hop into Periscope and see what we’re all about.

Art Abandonment

So, I was walking back into my building after my afternoon break, and the above note cards and a, well, note, was attached to them proclaiming that these lovely pen and ink note cards are mine to keep!  How cool is that?!

There were two e-mail addresses on the note, too:  one for the project and one for the artist.  I e-mailed both and let them know that their art is in good hands.

Oh!  Links!  Here’s their Facebook page:  Art Abandonment

There’s a website, too.

Included in my e-mail, I spoke how I participate in a similar endeavor with The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project.    It’s sort of the same thing!  We’re both giving out something that we made for people to enjoy.

I joined the Facebook group.  I may actually participate in some of their art abandonment challenges.

 

 

Wrap Up In the News

LancasterOnline has a great series of articles that were published yersterday’s paper about the The Wrap Up, Lancaster scarf-bombing that happened on Monday, November 30.  I unfortunately was not there, as I had a prior commitment and a back injury on top of that.  Erin Negley of LPN wrote up a great set of articles that were on the front page of Wednesday’s paper.

Now, as for the featured image at the top…..Angelia Reed, Wrap Up’s fearless leader any myself will be at the Lancaster East Side Market’s Holiday Arts Market promoting and raising money for The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project.  People have graciously donated handmade items for us to sell.  All proceeds go to the project.  Plus, get some Christmas shopping done, too!

 

 

First Scarf Bombing of the Season!

The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project had its first scarf bombings of the season, not only in Lancaster, PA, but also in Columbia, PA.  It was great!  Angelia Reed broadcasted both bombings over Periscope (with a little help from me), and if you are interested in seeing exactly what goes on during a scarf bombing, watch both the Lancaster and Columbia broadcasts below on Katch.

Lancaster Scarf Bombing Broadcast

Columbia Scarf Bombing Broadcast

We didn’t much of a response from people passing by in Lancaster this time, but at the Columbia Presbyterian Church, Pastor Dave came out and spoke to us.  He was quite pleased and excited we were there.  You can hear a little bit about what he has to say about the project and the church’s outreach.

Overall, I think there are some people in both places that were warmer either last night, or today.  Here’s to the next “bombing!”

Ah, and as a reminder, here are the important links:

The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project on Facebook

Donate on GoFundMe!

Make a Difference!

KnitPicks is doing a great charitable promotion right now along with Crafts Americana. Basically, craft something for a charity, upload you wearing said item for charity along with certain hashtags on Instagram (or e-mail the photo), and Crafts Americana will donate $1 to the United Nations Refugee Agency.  Neat, huh?  Make a different locally and globally!

Here’s the original post and instructions from KnitPicks.

We’ve all seen the heart-rending images from the Middle East and Europe as of late. We wish we could help, but the massive scale of suffering is so daunting. How does one even start?

But what if we joined together? What if we collectively pooled our crafting skills, time and money to help those in need – both locally and across the world? As crocheters and knitters, we are perfect for this mission, because the nature of our craft inherently lends itself to giving.

As for instructions, here they are:

  1. Knit or crochet an item for a local charity of your choice.
  2. Post a picture of your item with the hashtags #craft2giveback and #knitpicks and mention your local charity.
  3. For every photo, Crafts Americana will donate $1.00 to the United Nations Refugee Agency.*

Take note of the fine print for choosing your local charity.

Local Charities

Contact a local homeless shelter, church youth organization, hospital, nursing home or Salvation Army to find local charities in your area.

* Campaign runs 10/08/2015 – 11/30/2015. Crafts Americana will donate $1.00 for each photo, up to $5,000, to the United Nations Refugee Agency. Photo entries must contain the hashtag #craft2giveback to be counted. A local charity must be noted to be entered for the $500 prize. Multiple entries allowed, as long as each entry is a different project.

Of course, I linked my favorite knitting charity, The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project in my Instagram entry, that’s where these four scarves are going.  It’s quite fortuitous that I had them with me to deliver to Angelia after work today when she posted originally about this particular charity.
So, start crafting and get going!  Snap some photos!