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Be Part of 1,000 Stitches for Syria!

1000 Stitches for Syria_websiteThe Textile Museum of Canada is pleased to assist in the effort of 1,000 Stitches for Syria, welcoming Syrian refugees to Canada with the gift of handmade items to provide warmth and comfort. The organization welcomes handmade hats, mitts, cowls, toys, slippers and blankets, which will all be distributed directly to incoming refugees through COSTI Immigration Services in Toronto.

On Wednesday February 17, join us from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for an evening of knitting and sewing. If you can’t knit or stitch, join us to hear various presentations: an update on the Syrian situation; an update on Syrian settlement in Toronto and the distribution of knitted items from a representative of COSTI; a demonstration of Syrian needlework; as well as the lovely musical tones of the oud.

If you have unused balls of yarn, feel free to drop them off at the Textile Museum of Canada before February 17 for others to stitch. Already finished items can be dropped off at the Museum at any time. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, and to contact 1000 Stitches for Syria, visit

1,000 Stitches Event
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue, Toronto
M5G 2H5
(416) 599-5321


About Strand News

Strand News is the online meeting place for members of the Volunteer Association of the Textile Museum of Canada. Our annual fundraisers, including the Textile Bazaar, support Museum programs and exhibitions.

One comment on “Be Part of 1,000 Stitches for Syria!

  1. SquareMary
    January 21, 2016

    There will be a granny-square blanket-in-progress. If you bring along 8-inch squares, preferably medium-weight acrylic, we can sew them up into a cosy blanket!

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