Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Some more images from Asylum Seeker Women's Sewing Gathering

On the machines with a super quiet toddler 
watching on from Melissa's lap

Knitting and Crocheting Corner

A finished bag about to walk out the door!
Knitting and chatting 

A first time knitter learns the basics from Jodi
A Lentara volunteer with a keen knitter

Monday, 15 June 2015

Volunteers and asylum seeker women sew together.

Margaret & one of the women from the Asylum Seeker Project

Here is Margaret and an asylum seeker she assisted during a special sewing session on Friday 12 June.  As part of a regular gathering of women coordinated by the Asylum Seeker Project, this event highlighted how special it can be to create something with someone.  

The photo shows one of the 20 bags that were sewn by the women with the help of our volunteers. There was also some great work coming out of the busy crochet and knitting corner.
Thanks so much to Sara, Elisa & all at Lentara Uniting Care for inviting us to take part. And for the delicious lunch.

And much gratitude to these sewing group women who so happily shared their time, enthusiasm & talent: 
Jennifer, Laura, Kamala, Madiha, Margaret, Anita, Melissa, Sara and her friend!, Melissa R, Sooki, Marlene, Tracey, Jodi, Angela, Bindi, Debbie, Nat and Ruza. 
We all really enjoyed spending time with you all.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Katie makes a cushion cover!

One of our talented volunteers, Anne has headed overseas to Iceland & Scandinavia for a holiday.  But before her trip, Anne helped many, many women -including Katie who finished this patchwork cushion cover today.
Happy travels Anne and happy sewing Katie.

cushion cover created by Katie