Matting Change Workshop
Learn how to make plastic yarn and crochet a sleeping mat for youth experiencing homeless in this interactive workshop.
About this Event
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 free and recommended for ages 16+. Children may be accompanied by an adult.
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