I came to live in Gorebridge in December 2007 at a time when I was heavily involved in the run up to the Referendum. I took a break from being a political activist and not long afterwards was invited to join the Gorebridge Community Development Trust board.
I take a keen interest in the Trust group, ‘Crafternoon‘, where we have a group of ladies interested in knitting, sewing, quilting and tatting or indeed any craft. We meet on a Wednesday afternoon from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, chat, craft, drink tea and coffee and eat biscuits! We warmly welcome new members.
I have been working with the primary schools together with Susan Muir and engaging with children primarily in P7. The children are drawing round the shape of their hand on a square piece of fabric, then cutting the shape which is then glued to another piece of material and finally sewing round the shape. Ultimately each hand will be sewn to a very big tree sewn by Susan.
The children have loved being involved and are quite excited that their work will be exhibited as a hanging in the Gorebridge Beacon. They are really excited about making a piece of history and particularly looking forward to identifying their own “hand” which has their name written on it.