Crafty crocheter Kate Pokorny is building the ultimate cozy cottage with the Yurt Alert project.
She is currently collecting 500 pounds of wool that shell then felt into chord and knit into a 10-by-10-foot yurt an igloo-like structure used for centuries as a shelter.
The process has been long and hard. Pokorny expects to felt 50 to 70 feet of chord every weekend, which can be as therapeutic as it is labor intensive.
Once shes completed the felting process, she will begin to crochet the yurt and hopes to one day use it as a cozy place to have dinner and cocktails with family and friends.
Shes also excited to show the finished product at art schools and galleries as an example of the things one can create through crafting, felting, and knitting with all local, sustainable resources.
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