Neighborhood Opportunity Network

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Sewing circle offers first paid course to public!

Posted by sebastianbrown on June 7, 2011

This happened all the way back on May 11 but still deserves to be mentioned. Edelsa, Nathalie and Alicia hosted 9 women from throughout Silver Spring and Takoma Park for a night of sewing and hanging out. Each participant brought an old shirt to transform into their very own memorable pillow!

Edelsa showing the participants where to cut the t-shirts

Edelsa giving Jayne a little extra attention

After individually assisting the participants in getting the machines ready and then practicing basic stitches, Edelsa walked the whole group through the basic steps for making a shirt. Amidst the sewing, Spanish and English was being practiced, stories were being shared and trust across lines of economic and ethnic differences being built…and money being made! It was the group’s first experimenting with their newly tapped entrepreneurial spirits.

They are looking forward to offering a follow up course for the sameĀ group sometime in July. Once they have a little more practice under their belts they’ll be looking for the next group of participants…maybe you!?

Alicia and Nathalie lending a helping hand to four participants

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