Batesland Sewing Project

VE, CSU and the Batesland community collaborate on a project to increase participation in their youth dance program. Community members identified that many youth wanted to participate but couldn’t afford the regalia. Village Earth along with volunteers from the Department of Anthropology at CSU, and the CSU service learning program requested donations of fabric and other materials identified by community members.

Originally only about 10 students said they would be interested but after we started measuring 20 more students decided they too would like to participate.

After we had our list of measurements and patterns we created “kit’s” that could be assembled by the children’s parents or other relatives.

A look at the final product….

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