FALLBROOK – Jewel is the name of the elegant crocheted scarecrow on display at the Fallbrook Library. She was created by Cathy Wick, the founder and president of the Hooks and Needles group.
Some of Jewel’s flowers were also crocheted by Sheila Casteel. Lynn Barker, through the Friends of the Library, provided the necessary financing for the exhibition of the scarecrow.
Wick is a master crocheter and teacher as she manages the free Hooks and Needles knitting/crocheting group that meets every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon in the community room at the Fallbrook Library.
The Hooks and Needles Group is part of the Fallbrook Blanket Project which donates twin sized blankets and other items to the less advantaged through women’s shelters, the food pantry, Camp Pendleton and many more outlets.
Two additional groups also meet at the library – teens on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m., and Spanish speaking participants from 10 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Everyone is welcome to come to any group to learn, crochet, knit or just chat. Yarn for project patches is provided and free. Donated yarn is always welcomed.
For more information, call Carmen Willard (314) 803-0986.