Together We Sew was Community Arts Project by Thread and Press CIC and funded through the Local Connections Fund provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and in Partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund. The project aim was to tackle isolation and disconnection in Hull in a friendly sewing online community.
Th project brought together residents across Hull to unite in a shared sewing activity. Each session guided the learners through the process of making either a hand-sewn bag or a machine sewn top. The sessions allowed participants to share in a creative venture and make something to be proud of.
The feedback showed us how much participants had gained from joining in with the project:
"It has been invaluable in making me feel connected to a community again, it has given more structure to my week having the zoom class to join each Wednesday afternoon as well as having something to look forward to and home work to do giving me purpose, I have felt uplifted after each session and a great sense on achievement seeing my project progress. Chatting with others in similar positions has left me feeling less isolated and more connected. I cannot stress how much this course has improved my mental health and wellbeing, I'm really grateful to have been selected to do it."
"Everyone was very friendly and we all went at our own pace, I didn’t feel like I needed to perform or keep up. It gave my week some structure and I was looking forward to my mid-week sewing!"
To find out more about the project, visit https://www.threadandpress.co.uk/together-we-sew