Sew Together

 

Dear Frangipani Friends,

We had the BEST day in April 2021 at our Sew Together workshop for Tasmanian adults and kids with disability 😊.

This fantastic bunch of people all sewed and finished cushions and tote bags to take home.

The "start/stop" buttons on our sewing machines were a big hit with lots of the participants (especially those in wheelchairs, or with intellectual disability) as it simplified the process and gave them the ability to sew without using the foot pedal.

Some of the participants weren't able to sew, but were engaged in choosing and touching fabrics and threads, watching the sewing machines, snacking and taking part in a fun, social event.

Wonderful things have been happening since this workshop...


A BIG thank you to Sew Together supporter Andrew Konemann, for donating three much needed sewing machines to our cause. "Sadie", "Jemima" and "Jenny" will be cherished by Sew Together staff, partner organisation @livetassie, and participants in upcoming classes. Thank you for your kindness and generosity Andrew🤩

Andrew is pictured here with Ann and Briony.

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We've also received a $300 donation from Margate based sewing group Stitch and Share (pictured below).  Their donation has already gone towards the purchase of an adaptable sewing machine.  Thank you so much Stitch and Share!  We're naming a sewing machine after you.  



Great work Sew Together sponsors and the wonderful support staff at
Li-Ve Tasmania (some of who got a crash course in sewing!)

Stay safe and keep sewing


The Frangipani Team

 

What's Next:

Our NEXT SEW TOGETHER WORKSHOP is in the winter School Holidays.  We are now raising money for our winter School Holiday adults and kids workshops.  Visit Chuffed.org to donate:)
 
About the workshop

Where: Moonah Multicultural Hub - 65 Hopkins Street Moonah (fully accessible venue)

Who can come?
People who are supported by Li-Ve Tasmania, or children or adults with disability who haven't previously attended a class at Frangipani Fabrics, and either don't need an additional support person, or can be supported by an adult family member. Siblings of children supported by Li-Ve Tasmania are also invited to the morning session.

The sewing projects
Choose to make a simple sewing project to give as a gift or keep and enjoy.

Sewing experience
First-timers and people with sewing experience are welcome. Projects will be adapted to suit each person, and hand and machine sewing options are available.

What is included?

Support person needed?
This will vary depending on support needs. Talk to us!

If your child needs a support person, an adult family member is welcome to attend with them, or they can be supported by a Li-Ve Tasmania support worker with funds from their NDIS plan.

Interested?
Spots are limited so get in touch to book your space!

Email your expression of interest to welcome@livetasmania.org or call Anna at Li-Ve Tas on 6227 5400.  

 

Where it all began: Sew Together September 2020

 

Our target was $1987 and we raised an amazing $2326 thanks to the generosity of the Tasmanian community.  The extra funds will go towards our next Sew Together workshop later in the year .  

We are so happy to share these gorgeous photos from our workshop.  Everyone who attended finished their projects and most kids sewed hearts for the 1000 Hearts compassion project.  These hearts will be donated to the paediatric ward at the Royal Hobart Hospital, a cause that has a special meaning for many of these children.

Comments from sewists parents included how proud they were of their children and how important it was to be able to offer them new experiences and expect the best of them. 
 
Frangipani Fabrics staff loved meeting these kids and said that they felt like they were part of something bigger than just a sewing workshop. 
 
Lovely handmade cushions and rabbits are on these young sewists' beds.  We hope to hold many more workshops funded via https://chuffed.org/project/sew-together.

 

Two of the stars of our Sew Together workshop with @livetassie, siblings Amelie and Maddie, were featured in The Mercury! They are proudly displaying the hearts they sewed for the @1000_hearts project, which will be donated to sick children and their families who visit the Paediatric Unit at the RHH.
So happy to be a part of this story!

 

Donations welcome:
You can DONATE to our Sew Together Projects by visiting our Chuffed Page adding a donation when you buy something from our website, or in our Sew Together donation jar in store.  

Sew Together from Briony Alderslade on Vimeo.