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Webster Warmth

A Webster Works Worldwide project for faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends who craft for a purpose.

About Webster Warmth

Webster Warmth is an official Webster Works Worldwide project for faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends who knit, crochet, quilt and sew. Every year dozens of handmade items are donated to a local charitable agency.

This year's project

Oasis International

Oasis International provides support and resources for refugees coming to St. Louis from war-torn areas of the world. Our donated items will provide warmth and comfort to individuals and families who often arrive with few personal possessions.

Webster Warmth will be having an on-campus work session as part of Webster Works Worldwide on October 4, 2017. If you want to join us in person on that date, please visit the Webster Works website to register (registration will open in September).

We also welcome volunteers who want to make items on their own time at home. Feel free to work on items throughout the fall and turn them in by the December 8, 2017 deadline. Items should be dropped off at the following location:

Emerson Library
Attn: Kathy Gaynor
101 Edgar Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63119

In the past, participants have made hats, scarves, baby blankets, gloves, etc. which are very welcome during the winter months. Visit the tabs (e.g. Knit/Crochet, etc.) at the top of this page if you need ideas, patterns, and resources. We ask that everyone supply their own tools and materials.

We regret that we are unable to provide lessons for beginners. If you are a Webster University student in the St. Louis area, you might be interested in joining the Knitting Club (they also have members who crochet and sew). Check out their Facebook page for more information.

Local shops often offer classes as does the Continuing Education program available through the St. Louis Community College.