From fabric donated by Sheryl Chessa of Celtico to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society (SSVP), Hillcrest Conference, two St Dom’s ladies lovingly began sewing T-Shirts for needy children of the various projects the society supports in the Valley of a Thousand Hills and Mariannhill.
Initiated by Anne Knickelbein and Pat Rowe, who bring their scissors and sewing machines every Tuesday to St Dom’s, the sewing circle has grown. They have been joined on the Tuesday morning’s by cutter-outer Jenny Traut, whilst a number of other ladies have taken fabric home to cut out and sew, including Kathy Borrageiro, Rose Carr and Norma Barbeiri, as well as SSVP members Margie Smart, Cynthia Mazoue and Lynette Kuster.
The first batch of colourful T-Shirts were delivered to Sister Helena at Streetwise, Mariannhill, and the next batch will be distributed to Embo on 25 June when members of SSVP will be visiting to hand out the monthly food parcels.
The Sewing Circle would welcome new members. If you are interested, either in joining the ladies on Tuesdays, or cutting out and/or sewing at home, please contact Jenny Meilhon on 082 4995395.