Stitches for Suicide Prevention

Help raise awareness and share resources around suicide prevention by contributing to this collaborative fiber art project. I'm collecting 5 x 5 inch knit or crocheted squares in teal and purple (the official suicide prevention awareness ribbon colors) to create a community-made tapestry for display during September, National Suicide Prevention month. The finished piece will be a 10 x 5 foot wall hanging that spells out "Be the one to" in morse code, with take-one tags along the bottom sharing information on how to get involved with Lifeline's #BeThe1To campaign.

Ways to participate
The project kicks off with a day of knitting at DC's free National Day of Civic **Craft** Hacking event on Aug. 11 (Details and RSVP here). We will have yarn, needles, and knitting instructors available for anyone to stop by and knit squares, drop off squares you've already made, and watch the piece grow.

If you would like to contribute but aren't able to attend the event, send your knit squares to me at the below address by Aug. 25:
Amy Wike
1003 8th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Squares can be knit or crocheted with any yarn, needle size, and texture or pattern, but please keep square dimensions as close to 5 x 5 inches as possible and only send in squares in teal and purple. Use the ribbon image at left for a color-match reference, but don't worry about matching exactly.