Significant Seams New Year, New Season, New Premises 2013 workshop schedule

Happy New Year!

This New Year heralds the exciting beginnings of our move to 131 Wood Street, starting with a series of workshops creating soft furnishings for the new space. Join us to create a community space for and by the community by learning new skills including patchwork for upholstery, stitching a wall sampler and re-covering lampshades.

Our current neighbourly project continues at the Hub on Fridays throughout January, and our drop-in Knitting and Stitching group runs at the Hub throughout January every Thursday.

In mid February we are offering an intensive week of Waiting for Baby workshops from 131,offering mum the chance to meet other expectant mothers and make things for bump!

After the success of the GROW project in October, we are once more teaming up with the Craftivist Collective to run a stitch-in for their Jigsaw Project with Save the Children at 131 on 30th January.

In case you are new to our programmes, Significant Seams is a social enterprise with a strong charitable remit. We "strengthen the seams of community." Significant Seams draws on both the health benefits and social characteristics of sewing to build community and support the vulnerable and disadvantaged. Sewing has been proven to be medically beneficial to survivors of trauma and those experiencing anxiety and depressive disorders. It activates the ‘relaxation response,’ a counterpoint to the heightened state of alertness (fueled by ‘fight or flight’ hormones) associated with stress related conditions. Sewing also has a rich heritage of fellowship and social support. We celebrate and encourage this in East London.

Thank you for your interest in our workshops and our work. We look forward to stitching a stronger community together with you.

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July, 2017
27 Thu 1pm - 3pm Neighbourly Knitting and Stitching
29 Sat 3pm - 5pm Patchwork for Upholstery
August
3 Thu 1pm - 3pm Neighbourly Knitting and Stitching
5 Sat 1pm - 3pm Neighbourly Knitting and Stitching
10 Thu 1pm - 3pm Neighbourly Knitting and Stitching
12 Sat 3pm - 5pm Patchwork for Upholstery
17 Thu 1pm - 3pm Neighbourly Knitting and Stitching
24 Thu 1pm - 3pm Neighbourly Knitting and Stitching
26 Sat 3pm - 5pm Patchwork for Upholstery
31 Thu 1pm - 3pm Neighbourly Knitting and Stitching
September
2 Sat 1pm - 3pm Neighbourly Knitting and Stitching
7 Thu 1pm - 3pm Neighbourly Knitting and Stitching
9 Sat 3pm - 5pm Patchwork for Upholstery
14 Thu 1pm - 3pm Neighbourly Knitting and Stitching
21 Thu 1pm - 3pm Neighbourly Knitting and Stitching
23 Sat 3pm - 5pm Patchwork for Upholstery
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Neighbourly Knitting and Stitching

Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 1pm - 3pm

  • 10 spaces available.
  • Bookings end on July 27 at 12:00pm.

This social stitching session invites those who knit, crochet, or stitch to meet up locally for a friendly afternoon in the Significant Seams Hub. We will meet weekly, and drop-ins are welcome. Bring your own supplies or pick up what you need from the Hub. Current members will be happy to share what they know. Absolute beginners welcome. £3 per session including a cuppa