Thursday, April 20, 2017

Fabric Piles of Potential

When we arrived today the space seemed FULL OF STUFF.
It felt great to see all the donated fabric and imagine all the projects that will be created.


It's great to feel 105Women are supported.
Women of the world celebrating each other and supporting each other.

We tried to make the space a bit more presentable and less like a storage cupboard!






Mannaz
Ruhksana
Christy

Awa
Laura
Liz

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Remembering our pasts in Nigeria, in the UK, how does it compare to now?

Bola came, she had never sewn before.
She learned how to thread up a sewing machine.
Bola made a cushion cover.

Christiana carried on making her blouse. Discovered it's too small.

Liz looked at:
Language into Leeds: Amplifying migrants voice through culture, sport and the arts.
A pan university project between Leeds University, Leeds Beckett University and Migration Yorkshire looking for different sources of funding to support different projects in the city for Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

Laura sorted through the fabric kindly donated by Ann, Donna and Ros.

We discussed the need to feel relaxed and confident in order to learn. If you are fearful you can't learn.







Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Happy International Women's Day 2017









Lotte and Liz

Awa made an amazing orange dress, Christy worked on her tunic and Josephine finished the INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY BANNER


We enjoyed lunch together, worked hard and were brilliant women of the world!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Magical Stitching





The Magical Stitchers are Liz, Awa, Marry, Laura, Christiana, Mavis.
We continued to create our banner CELEBRATE WOMEN OF THE WORLD.

Discussion
Religon
Friendship
Beliefs
Fate
Internet Dating
Hummus in a Tin

What clothes we want to make...
Awa-trousers
Liz/Laura-skirt



Innocent ate chips.







Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sharing Skills and Making things fit...

Today's poster
Chrissy is wearing the top she finished today.
The material was from a donation....WE NEED MORE!!


Chrissy's library research...working out how to make something that fits!
Ruhksana helping Chrissy work out the sleeves.
Marry alters a recently acquired top for Bola.



Ruhksana and Laura show a banner they've started making for International Women's Day...

A GREAT DAY



Monday, February 13, 2017

ELASTIC Confidence




Ruksana
Parveen
Awa
Diana
Christy
Laura
Liz
Lotte


CONFIDENT DEVELOPMENTS
 


Menu
Stuffed Vine Leaves
Pitta
Cheese
Sunflower Spread
Noodles
Soup
Satsumas
Cucumber
Bombay Mix