WORKSHOPS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Making gifts for family and friends
We have occasional workshops for making seasonal gifts, depending on what people are interested in, and we usually make a few extra gifts and seasonal decorations for sale at local events such as the church bazaar or TRA Christmas Fair (above)
Cushions make great gifts which can be personalised for birthdays, housewarmings and other special occasions.
Our simple cushion pattern has proved a popular introduction to machine sewing, or a good way to get back to a sewing machine after a long absence. If you come along to a Stitchers session, you can choose some material, cut it out, sew it up, and take home a cushion cover by the end of the evening!
Cushion covers can also be knitted, crocheted, patchworked or any combination of creative stitchery. Have a look at our cushion cavalcade and you’ll see what we mean!
Fiona introduced us to the Harry Hedgehog knitting pattern, another good way to use up odds and ends of wool, and we have knitted dozens of all shapes and sizes.