County councillors visit the Sewing Rooms

We had a lovely time welcoming Skelmersdale County Cllrs, Julie Gibson and John Fillis, to the Sewing Rooms in May this year! We took them through our workroom and latest projects and had a productive discussion about regeneration locally and ideas for future support. Thank you for your time! A full article about their visit is available online from SkemNews.

L-R: Cllr Gibson, Paula Gamester, Maureen Fazal, Cllr Fillis

Photo from SkemNews. L-R: Cllr Gibson, Paula Gamester, Maureen Fazal, Cllr Fillis

Reading for health – working with the Skelmersdale Library

Our Silver Sewers recently hosted a sewing event at the Skelmersdale Library. Participants created artworks to be added to the Sewing Rooms’ Processions 2018 banner that will be on display in the parade taking place in London on 10 June 2018. Processions 2018 is a mass participation artwork marking the centenary of votes for women in the UK.

Feedback from the event was extremely positive, and we loved seeing the mix of ages working side-by-side and together. Read the review from the library team here.

Repairing the fabric of society: The Sewing Rooms wins Best Community Enterprise 2014

The Lancashire Community Recycling Network’s annual Red Rose Resource Awards have recognised The Sewing Rooms as 2014’s Best Community Enterprise. Maureen Fazal, Director of the Sewing Rooms, said, “We are absolutely delighted and will be investing the prize funds into purchasing new machinery and equipment for the soon-to-be launched Sewing Academy.”

Presenter of the award, Paul Hemmings, CEO of Global Renewables Lancashire, said at the event, “This is an extraordinary project which offers many new opportunities to people who must feel like they have very few. Congratulations to the Sewing Rooms team for all your hard work and the obvious difference you are making in Lancashire – we wish you all the very best with your plans for expansion.”

Read the full press release.