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Circle of Love
WSU students make surgical caps for children
Monday, Sept. 17, 2012
PULLMAN, Wash. – Cutting, tracing and sewing are a way of life for Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles (AMDT) students at Washington State University. Using those skills outside the classroom is also just another part of college, especially for members of The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) club. The club members are making surgical caps for children at a Spokane hospital, and it takes quite a few hands to make 50 of them, the goal of the group. Using donated fabric, cardboard stencils are using to cut out circles, which are then ironed, and the edges sewn together and fitted with elastic, so they will stay firm on a child’s head.
WSU AATCC president Kyle Fox said working on the cap project just makes a lot of sense.
"Just the idea of philanthropy is something that we want to establish within our club and we had the chance to do this last year and were asked again this year, so I just think it’s a great way to give back to the community, and also work within textiles,” said Fox.
For a previous story about the AATCC making caps, click here: