• threadandpress

We are pleased to announce that we are now registered as a CIC Community Interest Company. This means we can now provide assurances that any profits made by our company will be reinvested within the business and used to benefit our communities. We will use such money to purchase additional equipment, to help enhance existing education packages and to help provide access to creative opportunities for all and for out ongoing mission to help boost creative provision in our area. If you would like to find out more about our missions, please visit our website to find out more about us.

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  • threadandpress

Hi all, we thought we would give you an update on how we are doing! 

The vast majority of the money you pledged was used to compile and post the kits. There were a few resources left over for our classes, which has been really helpful. We also managed to purchase a Bernina sewing machine which has been a great help. We have enough stock for some kits to sell and we will be giving some away as part of our pledge promise.  We promised that for every 10 kits purchased, we would give away one kit to someone in financial difficulty. We know how hard it has been for many people over the last few months, and indeed continues to be for many. We want everyone to have access to creative opportunity, and although we cannot achieve this goal for everyone, we can do our bit. We will very shortly list details on our website of how you can claim one of these kits. We only have a few, but we want them to go to people who do not currently have the finances to access these resources.

As for us, we have been finally able to begin our face-to-face classes. We started with summer holiday clubs over the summer in East Riding, which were a great success. We ran sessions in printing, illustration, clay, sewing, embroidery. They made aprons, notebooks, models, trainer prototypes and bedroom birdhouses! We have now started our term time classes for adults and children – running sewing, dress-making, screen-printing and print-making! After school and Saturday classes have also begun and have made a great start! We are really hopeful for the future and how we can expand our creative offer to more people. 

Educational kits will be available to purchase shortly via our website and we plan to add more variations of kits later this year.

Holly and Sarah

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Hello, so we did it! Thank you all so much for your support on our Kickstarter campaign. We are thrilled to have reached our goal and of course we couldn't have done it without you, your friends and your friends of friends!

Just wanted to update you all about what we have been up to. We are now busy compiling the instructions and sourcing the equipment ready to send the kits out. Once we have received the funds from Kickstarter, which takes two weeks after the end of the campaign, the funds are transferred and ready for use. We can then finish gathering addresses and start ordering supplies so that we can get the kits ready to send! Our timeline is planned for sending in August, we are looking on target for this. If there are any changes we will keep you posted.

We are rea

lly excited to be sending out our kits. We'd love to get you feedback and photos of how you have used them and what you have created!

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