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Wall of Warmth

The Wall of Warmth is a community helping initiative that aids in providing warm clothing essentials to those in need. Store bought and/or handmade donations of scarves, hats/beanies, gloves, socks and other winter gear are accepted.

Wall of Warmth Q&A

Q. What is the Wall of Warmth?

A. The Wall of Warmth is a community helping initiative that aids in providing warm clothing essentials to those in need. Neighbors helping neighbors.

Store bought and/or handmade donations of scarves, hats/beanies, gloves, socks and other winter gear are accepted.

Take what you need, leave what you can.

 

 

 

Q. What type of donations do you accept for the Wall of Warmth?

A. Store bought and/or handmade donations of scarves, hats/beanies, gloves, socks and other winter gear are accepted.

 

Q. Which locations are participating in the Wall of Warmth?

A. Libraries participating in Wall of Warmth 2021 are: Central, Potranco, Johnston and Pruitt Libraries.

 

Q. Which libraries are accepting donations for the Wall of Warmth?

A. Donations are being accepted at Central, Potranco, Johnston and Pruitt libraries.

 

Q. Who can take items from the Wall of Warmth?

A. Anyone in need. The Wall of Warmth is a community helping initiative. A way for neighbors to help neighbors in need. Take what you need, leave what you can. 

 

Q. Do you have to be a member of the library to participate?

A. While we encourage you to be a library member (it is free for Bexar county residents and gives you access to lots of great resources), it is not required for you to be a member. 

 

General Q&A

Q. What supplies do I need to start crocheting?

A. To get started crocheting you will need yarn, a crochet hook, scissors and an embroidery needle. 

 

Q. Where can I buy the supplies I need?

A. You can buy these items at craft stores like Hobby Lobby, Michael's or even Walmart.

 

Q. What type of yarn do I buy?

A. For beginners I would recommend acrylic yarn to start. It is easy to work with, but it really just depends on what the pattern calls for and personal preference. Wool and cotton are other types of yarn you can use for crocheting. 

 

Q. What does the weight of the yarn mean?

A. The weight of the yarn you pick means the thickness of the yarn. Yarn can range from super fine to super bulky. For beginners I would suggest starting off with a 4 weighted yarn, this is a nice medium thickness to work with.

Q. What type of hook do I use?

A. You will need a crochet hook to start. These will come in varying sizes depending on what the pattern calls for and personal preference. I would suggest a 5.00 mm hook also know as a size H/8 hook or a 5.50 mm hook also known as a size I/9 hook. These sizes are right in the middle and are good to practice with for beginners.

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