Cathedral Squared Enterprises artisan project gathers women from a variety of stories and histories to build authentic relationships while creating functional art out of materials otherwise headed to the landfill. C2E challenges our throw-away culture by empowering people to create a world where no one and nothing is seen as disposable.
Join the effort:
1) Learn how to make plarn and become a certified plarn producer for C2E artisans. The quality of our product is determined by the consistency of our plarn. Anyone interested in becoming a plarn producer for us must first be trained by our artisans. Women may attend our plarn making sessions each week (Tues-Thursday, 12 – 3 PM) to learn or C2E artisans are available for on-site demonstrations with your group.
2) Do you know how to crochet? Crochet coaches are needed to work one-on-one with our artisans to learn the stitches and to develop new products. LEFT-HANDED coaches especially needed. Coaching can happen by your schedule or during our crocheting times Mon-Thurs 12 – 3 PM.
3) Financial contributions are welcome as we develop our training opportunities and to buy needed supplies! Or, buy our products. The next event we will be exhibiting at is Makers Faire Milwaukee on Sept 23-24 at State Fair Park.
4) Become a C2E artisan – if interested in applying to be a C2E artisan, please contact Sarah Johnson, Guest Support Services at 414/276-9814, ext. 115.
5) Collect used plastic bags for us. Fun colors are most welcome. Bags flattened out for us make us extra happy. And to donate them as already made plarn is our dream come true (see number 1).
6) Donate sewing machines and equipment. Our latest endeavor is to salvage fabric destined for the landfill and to make reusable cloth totes to encourage people to stop using single-use plastic bags! Help us build up our equipment using our Amazon wish list.
Check out this video to learn about our project:
Please contact us with any questions about C2E.
C2E is generously funded by a grant from the local Catholic Campaign for Human Development through the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and by grants from the following organizations:
St. Ben’s Parish
Women’s Club of Wisconsin