Over the past month I’ve been carrying out an evaluation of the Sew Good project, delivered by SSDT (South Sefton Development Trust).
Sew Good is an inter-generational sewing project, bringing together people of different ages and backgrounds facing economic and social disadvantage in a particularly deprived area. It supports people to acquire new sewing practical skills, pass on disappearing skills from one generation to another, as well as contributing to personal and family well-being.
I met with two groups of learners on the courses, and they were really enthusiastic about what they were learning, and keen to show me the wonderful garments that they’d made and were in the middle of – the skills on view were excellent, and the clothes lovely. They were keen to tell me what a difference the project was making to them, and to their families, and readily praised their tutor, Jenny Reid.
Talking to the women on the courses has shown just how inspirational it has been for them – and for me!
I really hope that there will be future funding for a project that has made such a difference to the participants.
Click here for the full project evaluation