Stitch ladies' sweet celebrations

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Stitch ladies' sweet celebrations
Stitch ladies and volunteers from the Taroona Baptist community

The Centacare Stitch Program is a sewing and craft group for new entrant women from all cultural backgrounds.

The long-running program also aims to reduce social isolation and acquire new life skills as the women settle with their families in Tasmania.

The Stitch ladies celebrated the end of the year and their many successes by having a Gingerbread House Making event. The women took a lot of pleasure in demonstrating their creative ability in the design of their Gingerbread Houses. 

The Gingerbread Houses - although commercially made - came via the Taroona Baptist Church community who also provided voluntary assistance on the day.  We sincerely thank them for their partnership with us on this project and for their valued support of our Stitch Program.

Stitch highlights the correlation between arts, health and wellbeing and promotes a deeper understanding of the immense importance that creativity and artistic expression brings to our lives, in particular the benefits of creativity to our health and wellbeing.

Since September 2013 Stitch has taken around 40 Hazara women as new clients onto their program and there now exists a huge need for material/fabric to enable the women to continue to sew articles of clothing for their family, bed linen, cushions and personal items etc.

Your donations of fabric/material to the Stitch Program would be very welcome!

To find out more about the Stitch Program or to donate fabric, please contact Aileen Hough, Coordinator Settlement Projects, Centacare, New Town (03) 6278 1660.