So good to actually start work with the groups. Another last minute flash of inspiration, I decided today to make the cloth pieces postcard size so that again its easy to remember if anyone works alone, also its like everyone posting their signatures to each other across the borough.
The session at Deeplish community centre went well, it has been so long in the planning I need to see the reality of sewing signatures and how it really works around Rochdale. Two of the ladies told me about sewing under the trees back home in Pakistan and about making clothes for their families.
Alison’s idea of the postcard to record all the participants is going to be invaluable. I need to get more threads to sew with and more embroidery hoops as they seem to like to use them. I picked up a few pillowcases in Barnados in Rochdale, they should do for future sessions. I am in Middleton on Monday so will see if there are any to be found there, a good excuse to go in the charity shops.