Inviting Youth Volunteers (and those Young at Heart!)

Sustainable Crediton and Significant Seams are inviting volunteers, including Duke of Edinburgh award candidates, to get in contact and get involved with Community Wrapping Paper Making, Patchwork Totebag Making and the Crediton Repair Cafe.

#PatchworkCrediton, a Significant Seams and Sustainable Crediton partnership project, have begun their Vibrant Town Centres project with the help from some fabulous young people. The project is making ‘community wrapping paper’ and patchwork ‘bags for community’ from materials that have been discarded but still have loads of potential use.  Artist PaperfaceTeresa is leading the community wrapping paper project. She has created stencils inspired by the natural world and the holiday season. This past weekend, Ethan (12), Evelyn (7) and Grace (6) were amongst the community members who helped make the first 10 meters or so of community wrapping paper.

Ethan also learned how to sew patchwork and created a totebag with a #patchworkcrediton stencilled patch, reclaiming 120g of fabric that was destined for landfill.

On 4, 18 and 25 November, and 9 December, Teresa and Sustainable Crediton volunteers will be hosting FREE drop-in sessions to make more community wrapping paper from either the Eco-Hub or Town Square (during Christmas Tree lighting festivities).

A variety of opportunities to make patchwork totebags for the project are available: from supported sewing workshops to independent making with provide materials.

Follow Significant Seams on Facebook for the latest event details.  Lengths of wrapping papers and tote bags will be sold by donation to Sustainable Crediton.  This past Saturday over 20 people joined Teresa and Catherine in creative activities at the Ecohub.