Our Mission is to bring the Arts of Knitting and Crocheting to women who are dealing with substance abuse issues, mental illness, and lives impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and family trauma. We use knitting and crocheting to achieve our ultimate goal of finding ways to Heal ourselves, find Hope, create s sense of Happiness and Joy, and ultimately raise our Spirits, Skill Sets and Quality of Life.
At Knitting in Recovery, all of our gracious donors mean the world to us. They make what we do possible, so we wanted to take the time this holiday season to highlight them and share our deepest gratitude.
Today we are spotlighting Basha Kooler and Kooler Design Studio.
For over 30 years, Kooler Design Studio has designed and licensed classic and perennial artwork for the needlework, craft, and giftware industries. They are experts in creating needlework designs, charts, patterns and stitch guides for any application. Kooler Design Studio’s team has produced hundreds of books and leaflets for craft publishers. As a service to crafters around the world, the Kooler Design online store carries many of their kits, books, charts and related products gathered from their various clients and publishers, including over 400 needlework patterns available online as PDF direct downloads at www.koolerdesign.com.
Basha has been the president of Kooler Design Studio since 2010, and continues its great traditions today: To bring quality needle art and craft design to the creative community worldwide.
Basha was first connected to our founder, Lise Solvang, and Knitting in Recovery through Ruthie Marks, a dear friend and talented crochet designer who designed projects for many of Kooler Design Studio’s books for over a decade.
Donations to Knitting in Recovery come from Kooler Design Studio inventory.
Our sincerest thanks to Basha and Kooler Design Studios for helping Knitting in Recovery continue to serve our community.
If you would like to make a donation to Knitting in Recovery, please follow our “Donate” link on the lefthand side of the page.
October, 2016–Ruthie Marks is a crochet designer with many books under her belt. She recently made a generous donation to Knitting in Recovery of yarn and her books. Staff at Turning Point Foundation’s New Visions center, New Visions clients, and Knitting in Recovery founder, Lise Solvang all crocheted the same shawl in different colors using Ruthie’s pattern.
Many thanks, Ruthie for sharing your passion with us! Thanks also to Basha Kooler, whom Ruthie has designed for and who donated the yarn to Ruthie to pass on to us.