‘Sewcialise’ is a community sewing, repairing and recycling project based on the Bentley House estate, also known as ‘the Redbricks’. Sewcialise was launched in September 2012 with seed-funding from the People’s Postcode Trust, which enabled us to buy three sewing machines, plus haberdashery equipment and basic supplies.
For the first three months, workshops were facilitated by the lovely, creative and talented Stitched Up, and we now operate on a skill-share basis. If anyone wants to use these community resources at other times, e.g. if someone wants to repair or make something, set up a regular Stitch ‘n’ Bitch, coffee morning, or children´s crafts sessions, feel free to ask.
There are regular monthly sessions, 2-6pm, the first full weekend of every month, which ties in with the running of the Bentley Exchange and also the aim of recycling and preventing stuff from ending up in landfill. In addition to the regular monthly Sewcialise sessions, there are occasional ad hoc sessions, subject to demand and availability. If you want to know when the next session is, check the calendar.
Photographs on this page: © Bryony Moore, Stitched Up
All ages and abilities are welcome to the regular monthly Sewcialise sessions.
Tea, coffee and biscuits, juice and fruit are provided.
Venue*: Bentley House tenants office, 26a Humberstone Avenue, Hulme, M15 5FD *(wheelchair accessible, has a disabled toilet)
Contact the project coordinator: sewcialise at redbricks.orgSewcialise has been kindly and generously funded by the People’s Postcode Trust small grants programme.