Diversity and Making - Episode 4

Diversity and Making: A Podcast and Video Series

Episode 4: Making with African Print Fabrics

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In this episode, we talk with Kadari Taylor Watson. Kadari is a Material Culture Historian and a Ph. D candidate in American Studies at Purdue. She specializes in Politics of Race, Gender, & Beauty, Healing as Craft, Apparel Design & Technology. She shares stories with us about the power of African print fabrics, the scholarship she is creating to share her knowledge and the African American printed fabric she is designing.

Kadari has a Maker project for you! She has prepared a Heart Warmer and we have a material kit for you to make it. Included is African print fabric, sewing materials, lavender and flax. You can pop it in the microwave to warm it. Carry it close to your heart or just hold it as something to help with calming. Further details are in the project video.

Materials are available to students February 23rd at the Asian American and Asian Resource Cultural Center (AAARCC). The AAARCC is located at 915 5th Street and it is open M-F, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. It is also available at the Wilmeth Active Learning Center located at 340 Centennial Mall Drive, Second Floor Reference desk.

Making Activity: Heart Warmer