The UC Sustainability Office and the Student Volunteer Army are exploring the idea of running some facemask workshops in the coming weeks. Our goal is to make a large amount of reusable facemasks accessible for our UC staff and student community – but we need your help!
In order to make these workshops happen, we’re gauging interest from our community for donations of the following:
- Cotton fabric – of any colour and pattern
- Any form of elastic or cotton tape
- Thread of any colour
- Sewing machines – these will be either a) operated only by you for the duration or part duration of the workshop or b) used by students or staff with sewing experience only.
- Any time you may be willing to lend or sewing wisdom you are willing to share to help us ensure these workshops are a success!
If you’re interested in donating any of the above, would like to volunteer at a workshop with us or have any questions please contact Chloe Wium on email@example.com.
At this stage we are gauging interest with our community and seeing what resources we have available on our campus. Following this, we will begin to coordinate workshops – so stay tuned!
Please note: prior sewing experience is not necessary for volunteering at this workshop – we’ll need plenty of hands-on help with non-sewing tasks like cutting fabric, ironing and more. Please get in touch if you’re interested in being involved.
If you’re keen to give making one a try yourself this weekend, we recommend using this straightforward and beginner-friendly tutorial here. Don’t have access to a sewing machine? You can hand stitch, or pop in and visit the Te Rua Makerspace in Puaka-James Hight Library!
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