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Assemble hats for a good cause

March 1st, 2010 · No Comments

Assemble Gallery & Studio in Phinney Ridge is hosting Monday night workshops to sew hats to donate to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

“Assemble for a Cause” invites people to the shop every Monday night in March from 6-8 p.m. Participants will cut and iron fabric, sew from a simple pattern, and donate the cotton hats to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, to distribute to patients who’ve lost their hair from cancer treatment.

Knit hats are often donated in the winter season, but summertime sun requires cancer patients take extra precaution. Kate Burt, local artist and wife of a cancer survivor says, “Chemotherapy drugs make the skin photosensitive, and sun sensitivity after radiation treatments will be life long…Even non-cancer patients should protect their heads with breathable hats or scarves.”

Assemble will provide all materials, instruction and refreshments; donations at the door are welcome. Assemble encourages participants across the country to sew at home and mail hats to the shop (email info@assembleshop.com for patterns). A drop box will be available for fabric donations and completed hats until March 31st.

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