Hand Stitch Social: Developing Friendships and Nurturing your Wellbeing
Are you as fed up with Covid restrictions and missing your in person sewing groups as much as me? This latest lockdown has been particularly hard for so many people, we are all missing our ‘normal’ social interaction, any opportunity to spend time with other people will be welcomed, right?
Even with the news on 22nd February 2021 of how the government here in the UK are looking to ease restrictions of lockdown 3 over the next few months, it is highly unlikely that our sewing groups will be up and running anytime soon.
I think it’s time for some self-care and to look after our wellbeing.
This is where the Hand Stitch Social comes in. A chance to come together via Zoom (I know face to face would be preferable, but let’s take advantage of the interaction that technology offers us!) for a friendly and informal sit & sew where you can drink tea, eat cake and chat as much or as little as you want in the virtual company of others. I know from experience over the past year, my monthly guild meetings have been on Zoom and just being in the same ‘virtual’ room as others, whether we are silent or buzzing with chatter it has been so beneficial, mood lifting and enjoyable.
The Hand Stitch Social is not instructional, it’s intended to be purely social, but feel free to ask advice, swap tips and ideas with the group, it’s all about community. So, whether you have EPP, appliqué, hand quilting or a binding project on the go come and join us!
As with anything new, choosing days, times, frequency etc. has been a little tricky – imagine sticking your finger in the air to see which way the wind blows 🤷♀️ I’ve decided to hold the first two sessions on Saturday mornings from 10am – 11.30am (UK time) and limiting spaces to 20 for the first session and see how it goes. The option of adding in an evening Hand Stitch Social in the future is a definite possibility, as is adjusting the times and frequency, it will all depend on popularity. I will be sending out a short survey to all attendees after each session, so I can gauge opinion.
The Hand Stitch Social is not a sales pitch. There will be no selling or promoting of Duck Egg Threads on my part and I ask that all attendees also agree not to promote their products or businesses. That being said, it is ok to share what you do and your social media handles (we all want to follow people whose work we admire and inspire) BUT please remember this is a friendly non sales group. The only reason you buy your ticket through the Duck Egg Threads website is because I already have payments and email marketing linked to the online store, otherwise I would have to set up and mange new accounts for emails and payments. Your ticket price goes towards the Zoom subscription payments and my admin time only.
If you are interested in joining me, please visit the Hand Stitch Social page it has all the nitty gritty details. And as always, if you do have any questions please feel free to email me sarah@duckeggthreads