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Crafting for a cause

Photo by Photo by Megan Cusick

From crochet to needle point, there is a craft that can be improved or learned for any student who joins Aggie Knitting, Crafting and More.
Not only do students get to learn something new, their work and effort will benefit the local community as well. Aggie KCAM meet every Thursday at 8:30 p.m. in Rudder 510, where the officers of the group teach new skills and patterns based on member requests. At every meeting, students have the opportunity to donate anything they have made to be given to local charities.
Treasurer and nuclear engineering senior Micah Jackson said Aggie KCAM is a club which brings people of different backgrounds and majors together for the sake of crafting.
“We have people who crochet, knit, cross stitch, make costumes and much more,” Jackson said. “Sometimes we have nights for what members want to learn, like crocheting with plastic bags. Overall, this is a club where you can relax, hang with friends and work on projects.”
The clubs’ acceptance of people from all over who love to craft and create is part of the main purpose of the club, said president and senior animal science major Misty Cornejo.
The organization aims create a community in addition to donating their scarves and blankets to charities, said president and senior animal science major Misty Cornejo.
Since Aggie KCAM does not sell their projects, Jackson said the only money the club generates is from membership dues of $10 for a new member and $5 for a returning member.
“We donate to Scotty’s House, Health Pregnancy Center and Red Scarf Donation,” Jackson said. “Everyone needs beanies and scarves and we make so much that it just makes sense to donate them.”
Bioenvironmental science sophomore Lesly Gonzalez said while the charitable aspect of the club is alluring, it’s the clubs willingness to teach that intrigued her.
“I joined because I wanted to learn how to knit and crochet,” Gonzalez said. “I have learned that you don’t need to have experience because the officers really help you learn.”
Cornejo said the club is good for those who want to have fun and make a difference at the same time.
“It’s is a relaxing club where you feel like you are making a change while being yourself and working on your craft,” Cornejo said.

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