Sewing2gether is an inclusive organisation that seeks to provide life enhancing opportunities for those who would be positively impacted from participating in their workshops.
Our classes are a creative experience that builds confidence
and skills in individuals of all ages and abilities as we sew together!
Sewing2gether tutor Gabi Cullen runs workshops across the west of Scotland for a wide range of community groups, charities and voluntary sector projects including: • those with English as a second language, or non-English speakers • intergenerational projects • primary schools and other educational and learning hubs
So much of modern activity doesn’t have a physical end result. Sewing can make you any number of items from homeware, clothes, toys and gifts.
Sewing2gether specialises in textile upcycling using unwanted or discarded fabric, saving it, transforming it, giving it a renewed purpose and uncovering the value that was there all along, taking something that was labelled as damaged goods, rubbish, useless, unwanted, unloved and hopeless, and giving it a new lease of life with all it's amazing flaws!
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Sewing2gether can still provide training and activities for organisations, through online workshops and delivery of craft packs.
Contactus if you are interested in having Gabi hold a one-off or series of workshops for your community group.
Sewing2gether All Nations is a refugee assisting community organisation providing creating workshops upcycling donated textiles.
This class is to teach those with English as a second language, or non-English speakers; predominantly those who are new to the UK and would appreciate the opportunity to engage with others in similar situations.
Since our first workshop in Paisley in May 2018 we have welcomed over sixty ladies from twenty countries, speaking seventeen different languages!
Sewing is a visual experience, so verbal communication is secondary as we use step by step demonstrations. We also incorporate 'flash card' picture posters for the most commonly used words.
We encourage members to participate in other activities within the local community, and help them to move on to other opportunities.
We normally would meet every Wednesday from 10.00am in the Mossy Cafe, 60 Greenock Road, Paisley. As well as sewing, we spend time chatting and sharing with each other the things that mean a lot to us from our varied cultures. Hot drinks and a light lunch would also be provided. Bus fares may also be reimbursed.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuing with online workshops and delivery of craft packs.
If you work, support or live near individuals you think would be suitable to attend please contact us about referrals.
Sewing2gether All Nations is a member of the Ethnic Communities Cultural Steering Group, a subgroup of diverse partners from across Renfrewshire who work in partnership to, co-produce, programme, and curate work relevant to Renfrewshire’s Ethnic Community throughout the year.