Staff Spotlight: Sabina Dodge

Staff Spotlight: Sabina Dodge

Sabina Dodge

Each month, we feature one of the incredible staff members who help make the magic happen at ACR. This month, it’s Reuse Specialist Sabina Dodge! Sabina started out as a volunteer when the center was located at the Linc, and we quickly realized that we had to have her as part of the ACR team. Read more about Sabina below and see her tutorial for DIY Statues!

 

How did you find Austin Creative Reuse?

In the Summer of 2019, I was searching for local fabric and craft stores, and when I saw ACR in the results, I decided that this is a place I have to check out. My first time at the center, I was approached by a couple of staff members interviewing customers about their thoughts on the center. After talking for a while, I was totally on board. After that, I’d volunteer at the center each week after class, and after a few months of volunteering, I had an opportunity to become a staff member.

 

What’s your favorite part about working at ACR?

The community. I sincerely love hearing about what all of our community members have made or are making. It’s just a great vibe, and I’ve met so many interesting people who do amazing things.

 

Are you an artist, crafter, or maker? What mediums do you work with?

Crafter would probably describe me best. I really enjoy costuming, at the moment it’s mostly post-apocalyptic costume and prop projects, though one day I’d love to get into historical clothing and costuming. My projects definitely involve sewing and altering clothes, but my apocalyptic props often involve other mediums– metal, leather, wood, plastic, electrical components, or just weird random junk.

 

What do you do when you’re not working at ACR?

For other hobbies, I enjoy tabletop RPGs and video games, discovering music, learning about film, history, and philosophy, and socializing with friends (even if only online these days). 

 

What’s the craziest thing you found in donation mountain?

Recently there was a sword, that was pretty cool.


About Sabina:

Sabina moved to the Austin area from Sweden as a child. She’s long had a passion for various types of art, craft, and music, so Austin was a fantastic city to grow up around. Environmental science, the outdoors, and conservation have been a big part of her life for a long time, and after majoring in Communication Studies at ACC, ACR was a perfect fit. She’s an amateur crafter, always learning and improving various skills.

 

Comments

  • Anita Prewett | Feb 11,2021

    Thanks for the DIY statue ideas – just what our small boring condo “yard” needs! Cool costumes, too. Check out @tussenkunstenquarantaine for exuberantly creative art-inspired costuming!

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