Sewing class combined with English Conversation and Health Workshops

We run a sewing class combined with English Conversation and health workshops for isolated low-Income women to gain skills and improve their health and wellbeing.

Sewing sessions is runing every Tuesdays 10am - 4pm.

We run social outlet coffee mornings to bring those hard to reach women to get opportunities to meet, Chat and exchange ideas and experiences and raise their opinion. We provide food and refreshments as many members have underlying health conditions such as diabetic.

(Note: This has been restricted by the lock-down rules and regulations)

The sewing class is still very popular activity at Dadihiye and runs once a week that enables our service users to learn and make new outfits and mends old ones. It provides a platform to attain new skills and retain old ones e.g. a simple mending to making a complete outfit from scratch.. As well as learning to sew or advancing their skills the sewing class could be a source of future income. The sewing class also brings a solcialising element to the group. Many of the women are in the older age group and such a group is good for them as it is something they can do in a relaxed atmosphere.The sewing sessions has also started embroidery and knitting which is therapeutic. This is also a hub that helps reduce isolation and increase networking and local connections with friends and other locals especially for our elderly women and middle aged women who normally chit chat while having a cuppa and a sandwich.

 This class is taught by one of our members of staff who covers health and safety as well as lessons for beginners, intermediates and the more advanced. The sewing class benefits our community in many ways. Members look forward to seeing each other every week. It is a pleasure for them to come to the class. They also continue to build their confidence and self-esteem.

Our clientele gaining further skills and completing their projects whilst socializing and developing friendships. The sewing project therefore, make a difference to our community and contributes to the well being and good mental health of the participants.

 

This prohect was funded by Golborne Ward City Local Living Life and small grants from Westway Trust.