In a digital extra, felt maker and artist Jo Hesse discusses how she decided who would receive the proceeds from the auction of her community rug project. 

Learn more about the Social Fabric Project in our full feature on the collaborative art project. 

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Jo Hesse, Felt Maker/Artist: So, to keep it, like, really social and not about me or something I’m making, I thought that it made most sense to donate it somewhere and to keep it as, like, for the community.

And I didn’t know how to just, like, give the rug to the community, so then I had the idea to — to auction it off and give the proceeds from the rug back to the community.

Just thinking what would be, like, the most universally helpful thing that we could do that everyone would agree with?

I just thought that the Food Bank was…helps the most amount of people also, like, all over Western Mass.