The Red Thread Project

Photo by Sandi Gunnett.

Click above to view The Red Thread Project comes to Waubonsee.


The Red Thread Project® is community art made by the community for the community. Hundreds of youths and adults knit and crochet hats; attach the hats to a ½ mile long knitted red thread; wear the hats in a simple performance / dance; exhibit the hats and, finally, donate the hats to local charities including those assisting cancer patients, foster children, the elderly and the homeless.

The Red Thread Project® celebrates community connections, both visible and invisible, while encouraging and fostering individual creativity. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 7,000 hats have been donated to charities in Terre Haute, IN, Memphis, TN, Grand Rapids, MI, Sugar Grove, IL, St. Louis, MO, and Chicago, IL.

In the meantime, I invite you to join the Facebook group for The Red Thread Project®. If you would like to bring The Red Thread Project to your community, please contact Lindsay.

All the Best,

Lindsay Obermeyer