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SE Center Crochet Classes still going strong!

On Thursday, October 29, The SE Center had its first ever craft bazaar to showcase the items made by clients in the crochet, sewing, and arts and crafts classes.

These classes are some of the first, truly “client led” classes in the SE Center. Since the beginning the classes have grown tremendously from two or three participants to more than 20 regular participants!

“It’s like a home away from home”, Alice Williams says of the class.Crochet class 1

“Each one teach one”, says Ms. Sylvia Ford-Scott, as she teaches a beginner to make a square for the “crochet quilt”, which consists of granny squares created by participants and sewn together. This is the second “crochet quilt” the first one (see below) was completed in 2012.

It’s exciting to see caring and supportive relationships develop among the women, most of whom were strangers at the beginning of the classes. Many of the them have been making a variety of beautiful things for years and had never had the opportunity to display them.

Many of the women who participated are also members of the Women Strong DC, which is part of Women Strong International. Bread for the City is currently the only organization in the
United States that is part of this international effort to empower women and girls.

The ladies were excited for the chance to show off their creations and are planning to hold another showing before the end of 2015. Stay tuned for information about their upcoming bazaar!

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