Local crafters make special dresses


Local textile groups Stitch ‘n’ Time and Make do and Mend have been busy recycling old and forgotten pillow cases into great little dresses for children in Africa.

The groups have been taking part in a project launched by an American charity called Little Dresses For Africa, who have released a pattern showing how in four easy steps you can turn an unused pillow case into a great dress.


Hard at work the groups have made dozens of dresses and plan to send them away soon. In the mean time they would like to ask local residents who may have any old pillow cases lying around they don’t use any more to donate them to the group so they can go to a good cause.

The groups meet on Tuesday at the WHALE Arts Centre, any donations can be made at reception. Make do and Mend will also be holding two drop-in sessions on Tuesday 30 August and Tuesday 6 September 2016, 10.30am -12.30pm.

The group would like to invite anyone over 18 who is interested in learning new skills to come along and learn some simple sewing techniques to make a handmade tartan key ring.

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