“It has to be the community that is doing it, through learning the stories, and actually joining in themselves. Through this you feel you’ve actually impacted on something in your community and you know you’ve done that. It didn’t feel like that at the time because you just turned up and had a chat, but now seeing it in the frame, up at school, it looks amazing. When my daughter goes to high school, she can say I stitched that, so it’s really nice it will be in the community for a long time”. – Tapestry group member
Learn stitching and tapestry skills, meet others, discover the history of Craigmillar and help design and make new panels of Craigmillar today. Weekly online sessions and one-to-one tutorials in person are available too. Final Tapestry panels to be exhibited at Craigmillar Arts Centre and Castlebrae High.
Connecting Craigmillar works to enable opportunities for local people to meet, have fun, learn together, form new friendships and develop lasting positive change together.
It is for local residents of all ages and backgrounds in Craigmillar and Niddrie to develop projects, groups, events, and activities around things they are interested in, and to focus on things they want to learn about and change. The aim and ethos of the project is about supporting mutual aid, informal learning, and community-led solutions.
If you live in the area or know someone that does, you can get in touch with Connecting Craigmillar who can support you to develop an idea, passion, or interest, or act on an issue you care about.
Contact number: 07909257415