Thanks to our National Lottery Community Funding grant we have been able to purchase starter sewing supplies for people to borrow when they attend our accessible sewing sessions. Each kit contains:
a pair of small scissors
a seam ripper
a measuring tape
sewing machine needles
hand sewing needles (normal and self-threading)
To help everyone keep track of the supplies they’ve borrowed we decided to colour coordinate each set and it certainly makes packing away easier!
A big thank you to The Craft Cotton Co for sending us a wonderful donation of denim and cotton fabric. Their free Lunch Bag sewing tutorial combined with their fabric donation made the perfect matching bags for storing the kits in.
We have already had a busy week here at Purple Iris and it is only Tuesday!
Yesterday was the first ever accessible sewing session held at Sight Support Worthing. We had a great time with plenty of tea, coffee, biscuits, chatting and sewing. Everyone made a great start on their bags which were created from discarded upholstery samples that were destined for landfill. We are looking forward to the next session and finishing these off.
Today there is another Purple Iris first. We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Purple Iris website complete with our online shop which can be found at https://purpleiris.org.uk . We will be expanding our product line once we are sure that we have chased out any gremlins hiding in the code so please bear with us if you find any glitches!
Feel free to take a tour, shop and comment below with anything you would like to see added over the coming months.