Local textile group Stitch ‘n’ Time, inspired by the children’s book Jack and the Flumflum tree by Julia Donaldson, have created a series of props they will be donating to Hailesland Early Years Centre to make story time there a little bit more exciting.
Jack’s Granny is sick with a bad case of the moozles! And the only cure is the fruit of the fantastic flumflum tree which grows on the faraway Isle of Blowyernose. It’s a perilous journey, but Jack bravely sets sail, with a motley crew of only three – and a large patchwork sack that Granny has filled with an odd assortment of items from chewing-gum to tent pegs. But what use will they be against hungry sharks, a leaky boat and a thieving monkey?
The group have created several of the items located in Granny’s patchwork sack, as well as a little doll of Granny which can be changed to show the big purple spots caused by the moozles! Debbie Wright, the groups tutor, will be heading along to Hailesland today to donate the toys.
The donation of the toys to Hailesland is just the latest in a series of donations to the community. After finding out about Dads Rock and seeing the work they do Stitch ‘n’ Time, working with the West Edinburgh Timebank, created a Princess and the Pea display to help with story telling sessions. They have also worked with Clovenstone House, Wester Hailes library, the Calders Community Garden and some of the childrens’ groups at WHALE.
The group is also pleased to announce that they have received funding from the City of Edinburgh Council’s Waste Action Grant. The grant will pay for sessions from August until December 2016, allowing the group to do more great work at WHALE Arts and in the community.