Terry Howell and Mary Spring will help you recycle an old T-shirt at Nuit Blanche North.
They’ll be taking eight sewing machines to Huntsville’s downtown this Saturday and participants will be given an opportunity to turn an old T-shirt into their own market bag.
“People can bring their own T-shirt or we will have some shirts to hand out,” said Spring. “Basically, the participant will sew the T-shirt, just a few lines of sewing to make it into the bag. Then they will go to a table to decorate their T-shirt. It is a simple, fun project for all ages to enjoy.”
Spring said they are supporting the Huntsville Festival of the Arts and will not be accepting payment for their installation, save for minor expenses. “Any funds that we receive will go straight back into our Pay it Forward sewing program for children. We are hoping that we will be able to start our sessions again soon. Our machines have been put to good use over the pandemic with our Isolation Quilt (Algonquin Theatre), our quilts for Merritt BC, and lending them to HPS for their sewing project. People have also borrowed our machines for their own projects. We have applied for another Pay it Forward Grant through the District as we need funds to keep the machines in good working order,” noted Spring.
The ladies are also looking for a little help watching over the machines. “I could make a schedule if anyone wants to volunteer,” said Spring.
Their installation will be located in front of the Huntsville Hometown IDA Drugstore on Main Street and will be one of 30 installations at Nuit Blanche North this Saturday. Events begin at 8 p.m. and run to midnight or the early hours of Sunday morning.
If you can donate a bit of your time on Saturday, email May Spring at [email protected].
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