WHAT STITCH ‘N’ TIME MEANS TO US
I started with this group from the 1st day. It has been a great pleasure to work with people from all cultures and enjoy watching them grow in confidence. Anyone coming to our group is made welcome as we all enjoy helping each other. As you can see from all the smiling faces we get great satisfaction when a project is completed and we can hand over our work to the local community groups.
At a time when things were not so good in my life a friend invited me to join Stitch ‘n’ Time. I was made welcome from the word go, everyone is so friendly. It gives me a great sense of pleasure to knit and to be able to give something back to the community with all the projects we undertake and it makes it all worthwhile. Long may the group continue!
Stitch ‘n’ Time means a lot to me. I have learned lots of new skills, met lovely people and also had help with projects out with the group. Everyone works together and it is a very happy class. Debbie, our tutor, is very knowledgeable and helpful and her lovely nature washes over the group.
“The Pride of Stitch ‘n’ Time” – this is the name for the first ever bag made at Stitch ‘n’ Time.
Debbie is always there to guide you. I have made more friends and gained more experience.
Stitch ‘n’ Time makes me feel happy and has helped me regain some self-confidence. Coming along to the group reminded me how much I always loved doing craft projects and I love feeling like I make a contribution. The group has a relaxed and supportive atmosphere with some of the loveliest people. Everyone cares and that matters! Our tutor Debbie is an inspiration. Debbie and Dawn always offer encouragement and a helping hand. Stitch ‘n’ Time makes a huge difference in my life!
ROUND UP FOR 2013
2013 was quite a fun year with our group finding some new members, taking part in the wonderful “A Doll’s House” project and discussions , getting to meet the ‘Young Mum’s’ Group and producing some lovely craft projects.
As a group we made some beautiful bunting which was presented to the Young Mum’s who we met through the “Doll’s House” Project.
Stitch ‘n’ Time became an award winning group back in May when we were awarded as “The Edinburgh Adult Education Group”. Kathy accepted the award on behalf of the group when it was officially presented by Councillor Ron Cairns.
Of course this also gave us an excellent opportunity to drink tea and eat cake!
HOW IT ALL BEGAN!
The group started in 2009 when a number of women got together to create a banner celebrating the anniversary of the suffragettes and Gude cause for International Womens Day.
They then joined a celebratory march through town with the banner they had made. It was a great success and the women enjoyed themselves so much that they held a meeting in February 2010 to discuss starting a weekly textiles group at WHALE and the textiles group was born!
The idea behind the group was to make practical and beautiful items which would help their local community of Wester Hailes while enjoying a weekly bleather and several cups of tea! Since then the group has been commissioned to make cot blankets for the Children and Families Centre, Roman blinds for the Wester Hailes Health Agency,
Banners for WHALE , the Wester Hailes Libary and the Wester Hailes fun run.
They have also run intergenerational workshops for young people and created a variety of gorgeous items.
In the coming year the Textiles Group now renamed Stitchin’ Time hope to work with Fresh Start – an organisation that provides starter packs for homeless people moving into a home for the first time and also set up an online shop to become self sustaining.
The class is friendly, supportive, and is guided by our qualified tutor. There is no cost and it’s a chance to learn something new or improve an existing talent whatever your skill level, from complete beginner to advanced.