Do I have to use one of the PSP patterns, or can I donate an item made from a pattern I find elsewhere?

You may use any patterns you’d like. We only offer patterns as inspiration and to make it easier on volunteers. As long as it’s an item that would appeal to kids ranging in age from 1-20, then we’re happy to accept it!

Does it matter what shade of purple or which type of yarn I use for a PSP project?

Nope. Use any yarn or fabric (as long as it corresponds to the individual pattern requirements) in any shade –from lilac to eggplant– of purple that makes you happy! Of course, we recommend Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell in colors Plum(ish) or Magenta(ish), but that’s a suggestion only. Oh, and the entire project doesn’t need to be purple, either. Just as long as there’s some in there somewhere!

Once I make an item for the PSP cause, where do I send it?

Mail all finished items to:

Vickie Howell
9901 Brodie Lane
Ste 160 #268
Austin, TX 78748

Who will benefit from my handmade item?

Currently, PSP will be working with the Specially for Children Neurology offices, the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit in Austin, TX, and the EFSCT who will distribute the items to patients. It’s our plan however, to make this a national outreach program as soon as we can.

In the meantime, if you know an individual child or organization who might benefit from a Purple Stitch Project handmade treat, please send info to: psp@vickiehowell.com

We’ll do our best to hook them up!

What about the other causes that use purple as their awareness color?

We are happy to share our patterns to benefit other purple causes like pancreatic cancer, cystic fibrosis, Alzheimer’s disease, anti-bullying of gay teens, and many more! Please feel free to use our project archives to make items for whichever cause is closest to your heart. Please note though, that if you send your items to us, then they will go to a baby/child/teen with Epilepsy. We do not have the resources to distribute to non-Epilepsy related programs.