Have you ever "visited" Jimmy Beans Wool? I have watched this brick & mortar and on-line store blossom over the last 5 years. I so admire the innovative programs that the owner, Laura Zander has initiated. I love their needle exchange policy (so tempted to send back the size 1 lantern moon needles that I snapped by mistake last week) and their video reviews (ever seen Jeanne talk about my designs?)
They have recently introduced a new program that I can't wait to share with you! Introducing Beans for Brains:
|2010 Beans for Brains Scholarship Winners (left to right: Lauren, Roxanne, Snowden, Chika and Ariel)|
Five $3,000 scholarships are now available to hardworking students who can knit or crochet (that’s $15,000 total)! Jimmy Beans Wool has teamed up with many people in the fiber arts industry to provide the Beans For Brains Scholarship for deserving knitters and crocheters! This merit-based award is for students who will be attending an accredited institution in the Fall of 2011.
Do you know someone (or yourself) who might be interested? You can get more information and an application by visiting the Beans For Brains Scholarship page (the deadline for submissions is April 1st).
Help spread the word and help the next generation of fiber artists fund their dreams of higher education!
A NOTE: And can I just say WOW! In the 48 hours since I posted about the Mystery KAL I have over 150 people signed up... that is AMAZING! Especially since 25% of the proceeds will be going to help the relief effort in Japan. Thankyou SO SO SO MUCH! (Gosh, I sound kinda like my 11 year old when she is ballistically happy, but that's how I feel!)