The Treadle sewing machine initiative

manual power sewing

manual power sewing

The Sewing Machine Project grew from the idea of The Foundation helping to “mend communities”.  A collection of treadle sewing machines began in 2010 in Colorado under former administrator Pamela Solman. By July 2012 17 machines had arrived, crated, at La Hatte school, Ile a Vache

Sewing supplies are always needed to continue training and expanding the skills of the population. Thread and cloth, scissors and books of ideas are constantly being bought, or delivered by visitors and staff - but to run regular classes to a real curriculum we need to plan ahead and have reliable sources. This means finding a new set of program donors to continue after May 2015...

Personal items


Every little bit...

  • Eye Glasses
  • Toothbrushes
  • Matresses
  • Swim Suits