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Apparel Small Business Owners

  1. 1. 4-H Clothing Project Training 2007 Pamela J. Brown, Ph.D. Program Coordinator
  2. 2. What you will learn in this session: <ul><li>Ideas for conducting 4-H Clothing projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leader training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project guides and resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Texas ideas that work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preparing for 4-H Clothing Contests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2007 Guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eligibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deadlines </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What you will learn: <ul><li>Resources that help you: Web, print </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive C&T activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advisory Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clothing Camp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Service </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where to find answers to your questions </li></ul>
  4. 4. Implementing clothing projects <ul><li>What can clothing projects teach? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning/Organizing, Goal Setting, Service Learning, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Marketable Skills, Resource management, Creativity, Self- Motivation, Community Service Volunteering, Team work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home Sewing Association Research </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What’s in a project?
  6. 6. What’s in a project? <ul><li>Clothing Capers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9-11 TX </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clothes that Click </li></ul><ul><ul><li>12-16 TX </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sewing Expressions – Nat’l </li></ul><ul><li>Fabric & Fashion Design - TX </li></ul>
  7. 8. Old clothing guide, useful activities
  8. 9. Content / Points to train leaders <ul><li>Experiential model </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding age group </li></ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Take home – workbook </li></ul><ul><li>Print from 4-H web site – LARGE file!! </li></ul>
  9. 11. Ideas that work <ul><li>D1 Traveling Pants </li></ul><ul><li>D8 4-H Fashion Retreat </li></ul><ul><li>MSVs as trainers </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing Camp – alternative years- 2008 Dallas / NYC </li></ul><ul><li>Bexar Co. – summer clothing workshops by MSV </li></ul><ul><li>District 12 – Sew Camps in summer </li></ul><ul><li> – weekend seminars of creative sewing experts </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Sewing Exposition – San Antonio Jan. </li></ul>
  10. 12. Allow leaders to practice <ul><li>Don’t assume sewers know how to teach </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage leaders to ‘watch one, do one, teach one’ </li></ul><ul><li>Expand their ‘horizons’ </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Work in small groups, team teach… </li></ul>
  11. 13. Project ideas <ul><li>HP fabric print projects from Sewing Expressions (national 4-H site) </li></ul>
  12. 14. Post Consumer Recycling Textiles <ul><li>PDF - Available in English and Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Each segment includes a lesson and activities. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson 1: Evaluate the Garment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson 2: Little Changes to Make Used Garments Wearable Again </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson 3: Rip Them Up: Save the Parts! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson 4: Big Chunks Into Potholders, Pillows and Tote Bags! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson 5: ’Tis the Season: Christmas Socks from Jeans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson 6: Long and Short Narrow Strips: Tie Knots, Crochet or Weave! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson 7: Collect the Clutter! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson 8: Throws, Placemats and Table Runners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson 9: Let’s Use Those Short Strips for Potholders, Throws and Quilts! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson 10: Make a Horse, Of Course! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Photos of recycled products </li></ul><ul><li>Reference article and citations for further reading: Steinbring, Y. and Rucker, M. (2003). Utilization of Post-Consumer Textiles and Clothing, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences , 95 (2), pp.33–37. </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested audiences for the Textile Recycling Programs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4-H leaders and project members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Master Sewing Volunteers and new sewers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TEEA clubs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special interest groups interested in post-consumer recycling products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small business idea presentations </li></ul></ul>
  13. 15. Recycled denim – MSV leader, Sheila Harris, Bexar Co.
  14. 16. Resources for YOU <ul><li>Finding experts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sewing machine dealers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TEEA members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Sewing Guilds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fabric stores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apparel small business owners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Former 4-Hers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School FCS teachers/parents/grandparents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning the subject: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Master Sewing Volunteer online web course – get it while it’s free! </li></ul></ul>
  15. 17. Resources <ul><li>WEB </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FCS website/clothing & textiles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Link to 4-H clothing website </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Agent only site </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson plans </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Post Consumer Textile Recycling Lessons </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Home Sewing Association </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National 4-H Curricula </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Search for “teaching kids to sew” on Google or Dogpile (metasearch) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 18. More web resources <ul><li>Other state’s Extension materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ohio – excellent fiber fact sheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kentucky – good activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nebraska – Quilt Quest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Washington – mega sewing expo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>California - environment </li></ul></ul>
  17. 19. Quilt activity <ul><li>School learning – 4 th grade Ohio </li></ul><ul><li>Sewing quilt pieces to make a quilt </li></ul><ul><li>Learning hand sewing and sewing machine </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Quilting allows students to incorporate many subject areas. We use this project to emphasize history, mathematics and science, and, of course, allow them to practice the basic skills of sewing and creativity,&quot; says 4-H Extension Program Assistant Jenny Morlock. </li></ul>
  18. 20. Resources <ul><li>Print </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Resource Library </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Extension Publications – alteration series, Going to Work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public Library or Web </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Threads Magazine </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sew News </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 21. Fiber/fabric teaching resource
  20. 22. Fabric & Fashion Design Resource <ul><li>Book: </li></ul><ul><li>Nine Heads – fashion illustration </li></ul><ul><li>Accessories </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing textiles </li></ul>
  21. 23. 4-H Clothing Contests <ul><li>Fabric and Fashion Design (June 5) </li></ul><ul><li>Fashion Show (June 6) </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing Method Demonstration </li></ul><ul><li>(June 7) </li></ul><ul><li>Deadlines for Entries: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Send ALL to Toby Lepley by May 7, 2007. NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED </li></ul></ul>
  22. 24. Supportive 4-H Clothing opportunities <ul><li>4-H Clothing and Textiles Advisory Board </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quilt challenge </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Narrator contest </li></ul><ul><li>Stage Design Contest </li></ul><ul><li>For 2008: </li></ul><ul><li>Board apps due Dec. 28, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Narrator and Stage Design, Jan. 31, 2008 </li></ul>
  23. 25. Contest Donors <ul><li>Identify potential donors for all contests </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prizes – sewing machines/sergers/supplies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cash – short term and long term support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Thank you cards – spelling, grammar, example of learning and use </li></ul>
  24. 26. “ I have questions; who has answers?” <ul><li>Pam Brown – Program Coordinator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email – [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cell: 806-577-2183 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Home: 806-798-7927 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>4-H Web site </li></ul>
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