Reaching Out to the People in the Community to Teach Sewing, Knitting, and Crocheting.
From Manchester, Dierdre Cooper offered weekly classes at the Bidwell Presbyterian Church to teach people how to sew, crochet, and knit, bringing together the many different ethnic and religious groups found on the Northside through the common desire to learn these skills. The classes gave people the opportunity to make a garment of their choosing while team members made prayer shawls and lap robes for the sick and shut-in in the community.
“This project allowed people the opportunity to learn to sew and make something they would be proud to wear,” said project leader Dierdre Cooper. “It has instilled happiness in the children that have made the Swan pillows, how proud they were of their project when they completed them.”