The fundraising stall at the Feast - did very well and lots of interested people - hoorah!

A Feast of Stitchery…

The Stitch community group fundraiser at the Feast in West Norwood was a great day!  With beautiful sunshine, tonnes of goodies lovingly made, and lots of friendly folk (this last bit is not a surprise at all 🙂

The Stitch smashed the target of £90, managing to raise £142.05!  Amazing.  We can now afford our very own overlocker – we have been waiting for this day!  A huge thank you to all Stitchees for getting so involved and making this happen!  Each Stitchee made a little trinket (or a few trinkets… or heaps) to put on the stall for donation; AND we learned new skills at the same time!  And thank you to all of the lovely volunteers for manning the stall and spreading the word.  It was a fun day!  4pm came in a flash.

We did unbelievably well, interesting a lot of new members who signed up to our community project – Hoorah!…  New Stitchees… We look forward seeing you again 🙂

We even found a couple of (potential) new volunteers who will be able to host and lend some advice on some Saturday mornings – I am keeping my fingers crossed.  If you have some spare time on Saturday’s between 11-2pm and are interested to host, maybe you have have a yarn or textile skill, or like to blog and have the social media bug, then please drop us an email: hello@thestitch.co.uk.  Or pop along to see us for a chat, get a feel for what we do and what we are all about – You’re gonna love it, I’m sure 🙂

The fundraising stall at the Feast - did very well and lots of interested people - hoorah!

The fundraising stall at the Feast

We all wore scarfs that featured sewing machines.

We all wore scarves that featured sewing machines (It’s the only “uniform” that I’ve ever liked!)

talking to lots of locals about our group.

Star host Zoe, spreading the word to lots of locals about this project.

Just as well we had lots of 'stock'!

Just as well we had lots of ‘stock’!

Kids loved these and a few adults too.

These cute little crochet bags were a huge hit! Filled with sweets so kids loved them – they got a big discount too 😉 Truth be told the adults loved them too

Wayne from BZZ Garage West Norwood lent us the Bzz Banner which The Stitch had made for their stall and their planting projects back in April.  So we hung it up for people to see some of our community handy work.  Lenny was able to get a decent picture of the central bee this time too.

The central Bee with Clara's Stitched letters and Lenny's Bee - a little dry needle felted bee with a big grin likes to be centre stage!

The central Bee with Carla’s Stitched letters and Lenny’s Bee – a little dry needle felted bee with a big grin that just had to bee centre stage!

Wayne from Bzz Garage West Norwood gave us the banner we made to show off at the Feast stall :-)

Wayne from Bzz Garage West Norwood gave us the banner we made to show off at the Feast stall 🙂

Wayne from Bzz Garage West Norwood gave us the banner we made to show off at the Feast stall :-)

We do still have some hand crafted goodies available for a donation.  If you are interested in supporting us then let us know and we will put something aside for you.  You can come in to visit and learn whenever you like too (well, Saturdays between 11-2pm)

We may be able to showcase them in L’Arche shop alongside their fab candles (have you noticed their new candle colours and shapes yet?) greeting cards, decorations, (occasionally) seedlings (their tomato plants were popular!) and also the Rock Paper Scissors Collective who sell their handmade art, textiles, home decorations and gifts made by local people) so pop in and say hi 🙂

Again thank you to everyone who contributed their time, skill, help and support.

We all hope you had a great day 🙂

She will probably throttle me with a professionally made quilted item :-)

Jackie will probably throttle me with a professionally made quilted item for taking this picture 🙂

Sunny and hot day with lots of people relaxing in the grounds of St Luke's Church

Hot and sunny day; people relaxing in the grounds of St Luke’s Church

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2 thoughts on “A Feast of Stitchery…

  1. Rachel says:

    It was such a brilliant day – so pleased that we managed to raise such a great sum of money to help us keep on doing great work! It was a lot of fun working on the stall and meeting people, convincing them that *everyone* is creative (even if you think you’re not)!

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