This was a RedShift design project with an environmental group called "Roots and Shoots" at Dewey Elementary School in Evanston. Working with over 20 students from the third, fourth, and fifth grades, and a handful of parent volunteers, we trained students to sew by hand and machine to create hats out of recycled sweaters for the Evanston School Children's Clothing Association (ESCCA).
Each hat was a unique creation, bearing the mark of each student's handiwork. My intern Coral Manor made a visual quilt out of the photos:
With special thanks to the Dewey School Roots and Shoots students, 4th grade teachers Pat Cleveland and Steven Files, and Rebecca Harrell for assisting with the project.