Stitching their way to success

• Margaret Roberts and Danielle Richards

By Emily Canon

 This school term Condobolin High School in conjunction with the Yawara Disability Centre has launched a beginners sewing course.

Led by experienced Dubbo seamstress Margaret Roberts, the program aims to train students in fundamental sewing skills on a sewing machine.

While the classes were initially intended to only teach the basics of the craft, recognising the talent and initiative of the students, Margaret has set an outcome for the students to get their creative juices flowing.

A fashion parade will be held at the high school on the 22nd of September for the students to showcase their achievements and their newly learnt skills.

Margaret hopes that the fashion parade will also whet the appetite for other students to get involved in the program next term.

She believes that every young person needs encouragement and if you get them believing, they can get excited.

Under Margaret’s guidance the students have been looking through patterns to develop a piece for a fashion show.

Year nine student, Danielle Richards, is a participant in the program and with her handy new sewing ability she has crafted some fine bedding.

The program is not limited to girls, with two boys also participating.

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