3/22/2021 11:11:00 AM "Hooked, literally," on the Magic Yarn Project
Brenda Nelson poses with a sampling of the wigs and character beanies she has made for the Magic Yarn Project. As of last week, she had donated 103 wigs and 27 character beanies to children with hair loss. Of those, 45 wigs and 27 character beanies went to local children. “I look forward to working with volunteers to grow our local Magic Yarn Project chapter,” she said.
In March 2019, Stewartville's Brenda Nelson read a magazine article about the Magic Yarn Project, an Alaska nonprofit organization supported 100 percent by volunteers who make wigs for children with hair loss, including those fighting cancer. "I was hooked, literally," she said. About a month later, she recruited a few family members and friends to attend a wig-making workshop. "I knew then this was something I wanted to bring to our area, and eventually hoped to bring these wigs to local children experiencing hair loss," she said. Up to the time of the workshop, she had done very little crocheting. She knew how to do only a single crochet stitch, which she had learned years before. But she was determined to learn how to crochet... For more on this story pick up your copy of the March 23 Stewartville STAR.