Learn By Doing
Workshops focus on a variety of family and consumer science projects (food & nutrition, clothing & textiles, consumer education, home economics, entrepreneurship) Workshops are for Clover Kids as well as Senior members. Experienced 4-H members have the opportunity to lead workshops in their areas of expertise. All workshop cost $5 and include lunch. Most of the time members will have a take home item.
January 19, 2013
February 9, 2013
4-H members and leaders have the opportunity to gain skills in the area of clothing and textiles. You do not have to sew to complete this project! 4-Hers can select experiences to fit their needs, such as: buying ready-to-wear, wardrobe planning, clothing construction, care of your wardrobe, modeling, grooming, and much more. They can also choose to sew in addition to other experiences. To complete a clothing and textiles project the club member completes six hours of learning experiences with the assistance of club leaders and/ or parents. These experiences can be completed in a project group meetings or individual study.
County Fashion Show
The county fashion show will let you show off your skills. You can either enter a constructed garment or select a ready- to-wear outfit to model at the show. You will submit information about your selection prior to the show. During the show, judges will ask you questions relating to your project experiences.
First, second, and third place winners in each category of the Junior, Intermediate, and Senior divisions can advance to the District 9 Fashion Show. Senior 4-Hers placing first in district can compete at the State Fashion Show during Texas 4-H Round Up.
The 4-H Fashion Storyboard is an industry-inspired method of displaying of original designs. The best storyboards create vivid visual images that are interesting and appealing to viewers. The storyboard “tells the story” of the designer’s idea. The storyboard includes original illustrations and flats, as well as, additional materials (such as photos from the internet or magazines, paper, fabric swatches, patterns, etc.) that have influenced the unique design. The purpose of the Fashion Storyboard contest is to give 4-H members an opportunity to create a storyboard of their original design. It also provides the members an opportunity to gain knowledge of the career responsibilities of a fashion designer and illustrator, enhance creativity and originality, and develop visual communication skills.
Each year the Extension Office holds clothing workshops. Each individual gets to learn several different sewing techniques. We usually make one of these workshops a community service event. In years past we have made cozy shoulders, turbans for the cancer patients, and pillow cases.
State Level activities for Seniors
The Narrator Contest and Stage Design Contest are also available for Senior 4-H members, in addition to the Clothing & Textiles Advisory Board, State Clothing Tour, and Spectra Human Sciences Camp
The Brazoria County 4-H Fashion Show is traditionally held in March with the District 9 Fashion Show occurring in May. The State Fashion Show is held each year in June at Texas 4-H Round Up at Texas Tech University.
Check with your club manager to see if your club has a Clothing & Textiles project leader. Consult the calendar and monthly newsletters for workshops and activities.