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Sewing Bookmarks to Inspire Reading.

Before we began our weekly sewing club at Garden Oaks Elementary School in Houston, I asked the group of twenty-two students to raise their hand if they liked to read. Four of them raised their hands. I told the group that only the four students that liked to read would...

Return of Home Economics

If you ask anyone above the age of 40 if they remember home economics, they will most certainly say YES! In fact, they usually follow up to your question with a story about when they were in school and what they used to do in their home economics class. Due...

Sewing in School Again!

We are so excited to announce that the EZ Kids Creativity Shell will be teaching sewing classes at Garden Oaks Elementary School in Houston! We currently have an awesome 9-week program planned for the school where students will learn the basics of sewing machine operation, textile art, fabric dyeing and...

There is something therapeutic about the sound of my sewing machine as the engine roars calmly enough to drown out the sound of the thunderstorm outside. Luckily for me, my grandmother taught me to sew at the age of 5 and as I grew older, it was a skill that...

In his popular TED talk, Ken Robinson made the powerful point that most of the students doing work in your classrooms today will be entering a job force that none of you can visualize. That talk is from almost ten years ago, so we already know he was right and can...

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