Little Dresses for Africa Workshop 2015

On Sunday, October 11, we’ll be marking the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child with a Little Dresses for Africa workshop.

Little Dresses for Africa is an American-based charity that Art Partners linked up with in 2013. It was the high cost of international postage that derailed ongoing participation in this terrific project.  To read about our previous involvement, visit here.

However, we’ve been informed by Rachel O’Neill, Founder of the charity, that there’s now an Australian collection point for the Little Dresses.

That combined with a donation of 99 new pillowcases by our thoughtful friends at Stirling Street Arts Centre – donated to them by Toni O’Dea of Lorraine Lea Linen – means we can’t wait to get sewing again!

In this workshop, you will learn how to create a dress for an African girl child by using a pillowcase, bias and elastic.

This workshop is made possible by Stirling Street Arts Centre, Lorraine Lea Linen and the Art Partners Community Inclusion and Participation Grant from the Disability Services Commission.

Date:  Sunday, October 11

Place:  Stirling Street Arts Centre, Corner of Charles and Stirling Streets, Bunbury

Time:  1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Places are Limited.  To express interest in participating:  Art Partners

Note:  This is an inclusive workshop and is therefore open to people of all abilities.  Required supports can be discussed on an individual basis with the Art Partners Program Officer.