Linda Broady-Myers, our board member, volunteer, listener and friend, makes these handmade bags out of recycled fabrics. To say her vision is limited is an understatement. At her most recent eye exam at the Virginia Retina Institute, Linda’s doctor noted that she can see some motion with her right eye and the vision in her left eye can be described as “fingers in face.”
Linda refuses to let her compromised eyesight keep her from sewing and creating. She uses three adaptive tools in her sewing. Two are everyday items found in most homes: dental floss to feed the needle and duct tape on the machine base to serve as a fabric feed guide. The third tool Linda uses is a braille ruler.
Four of the tote bags featured below have been entered into the CECA Insight Art Exhibit. This special exhibit features the art of blind and vision impaired individuals. Selected artwork will be displayed in the Commonwealth Eye Care Associates reception area from August 2 through August 16, 2012. All proceeds from the artwork sold during a silent auction will be donated to charity.