Easy methods to Assist Cross-stitchers in Ukraine – Cross-Sew



The information of the Russian invasion of Ukraine has left lots of people questioning what they will do to assist Ukrainians throughout this horrible time. Whereas after all giving cash on to aid companies is at all times a good way to assist from afar, loads of crafters on-line have been questioning about buying digital patterns from Ukrainian designers as a solution to straight assist people doing the crafts we love.

There’s some affordable fear that the banking system isn’t working usually proper now, so any funds which might be made by Etsy or different locations may not attain the designers immediately, nevertheless it’s additionally true they’ll want assist for a very long time to come back.

So should you’d like to purchase some patterns from Ukrainian designers, there’s an inventory on Reddit that may get you began. Laura Chieko at Tarsier Stitches has began a Google doc that features hyperlinks to Ukrainian aid organizations and Ukrainian cross sew designers, with emphasis on those that have been sharing their experiences earlier than and throughout the invasion. (You may also seek for outlets on Etsy which might be primarily based in Ukraine if you’d like extra choices.) She additionally has a video speaking about why she needed to share this info on YouTube.

I’ll be sharing extra designers from Ukraine within the coming weeks however the sample proven above is from Cloudlet Art, which relies in Ukraine and has a number of designs primarily based on the Ukrainian flag. Examine them out on Etsy.

[Photo: Cloudlet Art.]



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