Local MSP Gordon Macdonald has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament praising the work done by textile group Stitch ‘n’ Time after their launch of their exhibition Stitching Through Time.
The motion titled “Opening of Stitch ‘n’ Time Exhibition at WHALE Arts” states:
That the Parliament congratulates the members of the women’s textile craft group, Stitch ‘n’ Time, on the opening of their exhibition at WHALE Arts in Wester Hailes; understands that the group started in 2009 when women from the area got together to create a banner celebrating the 100th anniversary of the suffragettes and that this developed into a weekly class; commends the members on highlighting how skills are passed down through the generations and how important it is to keep these traditions alive; understands that the group has helped the community by being commissioned to make cot blankets for the Children and Families Centre, Roman blinds for the Wester Hailes Health Agency, banners for WHALE Arts and the Wester Hailes Library, yards of bunting for celebrations and costumes for a drama group performance, and wishes the group every success as it continues to support members of the community in aiming to fulfill their potential.
The exhibition is currently on display at the WHALE Arts centre and contains items made by the group alongside interviews with them, explaining what the item and the group means to them.
Gordon Macdonald was recently (Thursday 20 August) unanimously endorsed as the SNP candidate for the Edinburgh Pentlands constituency for next years Holyrood election.