Last year, the School collected items for our community partner, Chase the Chill, which is an organization dedicating to helping individuals who are homeless by providing warm clothing, hats, and socks on the North Shore and Boston. The local chapter of Chase the Chill hosts annual “Scarf Bombing” events in Lynn and Salem in January. WSMF community members are invited to support this wonderful organization by donating knit goods such as hats, scarves, and mittens. Stay tuned for details about where and when you can drop off your donations.
In addition to donations, we welcome community members to join us in making knitted goods at our upcoming Community Handwork events. WSMF’s very own Handwork teacher, Heather Collis Puro, will be teaching folks to knit by making a simple scarf by Purl Soho which is the perfect item to donate to Chase the Chill. To learn more about Community Handwork and the very talented Heather, please see below!
Upcoming Dates for Drop In Weekend Events
  • Drop in “Learn to Knit” Community Handwork gatherings will happen monthly on Sundays from 11am to 1pm starting in December.  Items produced at these gatherings will be donated to Chase the Chill and another community partner, Hat Not Hate which passes on knitted items to stand in solidarity against bullying in schools.

    • Dates: December 5, January 16, February 6, March 20, April 3, May 8,

Upcoming Dates for Thursday Morning Drop-In: 
  • Weekday meetings will take place from 8 to 10 am, Thursday 12/2, 12/15, Jan 6, 1/20, Feb 3,  Feb 17, March 3, March 17, March 31, April 14, April 28, May 12, May 26, and June 9.  All meetings will take place out in the quad or in the handwork room.

Meet Heather: Heather Collis Puro is the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Handwork teacher for students in first through eighth grade.  Originally she came to the community when her son entered Parent and Child classes in 2000, but couldn’t resist the opportunity to teach and joined the faculty in 2007.  Knitting, mending, and machine sewing were a part of her family life for as long as she can remember and a shared past time across many generations.  Mrs. Collis Puro loves to teach handwork and crafts to her students, but she always learns something new from her students as well.