In Canada, to date, we have lost 8,815

beautiful souls to this pandemic.  We wish to honour them, and not let their memory fade away.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Knitters and crafters, by tradition, often take to their craft in a way to help others. To bring comfort to those who may need it. To soothe their own spirits when the world gets overwhelming and scary.

Heather, Ally, and Amanda are knitters.  Each working in a local yarn shop, decided to do just that.

The project begins with a large art installation blanket.  One 12 inch square for each soul lost due to Covid_19 in Canada.  The blanket, to date will be almost 9000 square feet, and weigh approximately 1500 pounds.

We are calling all knitters across the country to pick up their needles.  Together we can create a memorial that can travel through the country, and bring comfort to those who’ve lost loved one, and to honour the memories of the souls who are now no longer with us.

The names of those we’ve lost will be attached to each square, with the family’s consent, and also published in a memorial book that will travel with the blanket.

Our goal is to be able to display the blanket for the first time in January 2021, the first anniversary of the first presumptive case in Canada.  We need to work quickly.

We hope you will consider joining us.

GET INVOLVED

HOW YOU CAN HELP

KNIT OR CROCHET

Join our team of Crafters. Help us knit or crochet squares for each soul lost to Covid 19.

VOLUNTEER

Your generosity makes our work possible. We need your help in lots of areas beyond crafting. Learn how you can help other ways.

DONATE

Visit our GoFundMe page for details on how you can help fund this exciting project.

In the news

Global News – City of Kawartha Lakes group wants to create massive knitted blanket to honor COVID-19 Victims
Knitters are being recruited to help make 9 thousand 12 inch squares that will be assembled into a blanket to honor the memory of those who have died from COVID-19
CTV News – No soul in Canada will be forgotten
TORONTO — Heather Breadner has been knitting for as long as she can remember. “It’s part of my DNA,” she tells CTV News Toronto. “I love the peace and solitude, but I also love the amazing community that it provides, as well.”
CBC News – 3 women begin work on COVID-19 memorial blanket, call for knitters across Canada to help
Heather Breadner, owner of Aberdeen's Wool Company, a yarn shop in Lindsay, Ont., says the idea behind the knitted blanket is to honour Canadians who have died of COVID-19 and provide comfort to the people left behind. She is pictured here in her dye studio.

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