Sewing together to make others smile

Posted October 26, 2020

Sew Together Mercury pic

Amelie (left) and Maddie (right) with some of the felt hearts that will be donated.

Image: Zak Simmonds (The Mercury)

Community-minded North Hobart business Frangipani Fabrics, in partnership with Li-Ve Tasmania, ran an all-abilities 'Sew Together' workshop last month, giving children with disability and their siblings the chance to learn sewing skills in an inclusive setting.

Those in attendance - including sisters Amelie and Maddie - made a cushion or toy for themselves as well as a felt heart to give as a symbol of care and kindness to kids at the Royal Hobart Hospital through the 1000 Hearts Project.

The Mercury recently spoke with Amelie and Li-Ve Tasmania Manager - Research, Collaboration and Innovation Anna Holliday about the workshop and helping others in the community.

Read the full article here.