This is a directory of Leicestershire based businesses. The three sections cover businesses suited to hobby sewers, sewing causes and trade services and suppliers useful for businesses.
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We host and teach workshops and lessons from our bright and welcoming Studio in Sileby, Leicestershire.
We also run workshops at venues around the county, regular monthly Sew Sociable Meetings and Unique Crafty Parties
Take a class with us, get advice on your sewing projects, or drop in to one of our BYO sessions for a friendly sewing cafe experience.
Project Linus UK is a volunteer organisation. We aim to provide a sense of security and comfort to sick and traumatised babies, children and teenagers through the provision of new home made patchwork quilts and knitted/crocheted blankets, and give volunteers across the UK the opportunity to contribute to their local community.
Project Linus began in America in 1995 when Karen Loucks saw a newspaper article showing how much a comfort blanket had helped a child cancer victim and decided to organise blankets for her local children’s cancer unit and started spreading the word. Since that time over 4 million blankets and quilts have been delivered worldwide. The organisation began in the UK in March 2000 as a result of a quilter’s desire to help children in need. We now have a large network of volunteers across the UK who donate their time and skills to create beautiful blankets and quilts.
Our volunteers deliver about 2,000 quilts and blankets to sick, disabled or disadvantaged children across the UK each month. We cannot reach out to every distressed child but we can help to provide them with tangible evidence that someone cares, along with the physical reassurance that comes with being snuggled up in a quilt. We always try to deliver quilts and blankets to children who are local to the makers.