Attention Theatre Designers and Wardrobe Departments!!!
Imagine a church basement full of tables stacked four feet high with fabric of all types, and lengths. Imagine also separate rooms including fake fur, gold lame, chiffon, satin, and lace, and another holding bolts of upholstery fabric. This is the scene that awaits customers at Ujamaa Grandmas’ Fabric and Yarn sale, held every year to benefit the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s work in Africa.
This is a wonderful ‘win-win’ event, where some recycle unused fabric, yarn, and other crafts supplies, while others get fabulous bargains. It would seem a perfect fit for costume designers on a budget.
This year’s sale will be held April 17 (4:30 -7:30 pm) and 18 (10 am – 2:30 pm), at Woodcliffe United Church, 5010 Spruce Drive SW, Calgary. For details, visit www.ujamaagrandmas.com.
All proceeds go to support the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which funds grass-roots community organizations in sub-Saharan Africa who work with children orphaned by HIV/AIDS and the grandmothers who care for them. These organizations operate income generation projects such as community gardens or animal husbandry initiatives, provide school fees and uniforms so children can attend school, and support counselling services to children and adults grieving the death of their family members.