When we expand our reach into our communities, its to help all people understand the value and rich tradition of needlarts. They are beautiful – they are life affirming – and so very life sustaining.
Therefore it was easy to respond to Duke University student Safiya Driskell. So young and so smart – Safiya was accepted to study abroad with her classmates in Egypt. With two weeks to leave, she had to find the appropriate clothing for a society that is so culturally different from the United States. And to find it for a girl that’s 5′ 11″!
Sue Rock Originals to the rescue!
In less than three days, Safiya
- Picked out fabrics
- learned how to measure
- created a pattern
- learned to sew on a straight stitch and regular machine
- MADE HER SKIRTS
As she told us : “This is my FAVORITE Skirt Ever!!”
Great work Safiya (Images from Egypt to come!)