Offcut Proggy Mat to commemorate WW1
We've received a lovely email from Sheila about a project her and members of the R.V.S Thursday Coffee Club have been working on;
Here is the photo I promised of the wall hanging using some of your fabric made by members of the R.V.S. Thursday Coffee Club based at Morpeth.
It was made to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War 1 in 1914, hence the poppy motif.
The members are all retired and range in ages up to 90 years.
They contributed to the design, cut the clippings and progged the hanging, working each week and taking 8 months to complete.
It brought back happy memories of their youth, working on mats with their respective family's.
Maybe you’ve been inspired to make your own mat? You can order your own bag of offcuts to start creating your own offcut creations. Our Bags of offcuts come full of fabrics in a range of different patterns, colours and thicknesses – just imagine the things you could create!
We even donate our offcuts to schools and charities free of charge in exchange for photographs of all your fab creations! Just let us know about your organisation and we’ll be more than happy to donate one of our bags of offcut fabrics.
Our bags of offcuts have already gone to a number of good homes, including Goosehill County First School, Chantry Middle and King Edward VIl schools in Morpeth; West Sleekburn Middle School, Ringway First School, Bedlington High School, The Dales School in Blyth, Grove Special School in Berwick, Blyth Community College, Ellington and Linton First Schools, the William Leech Campus in Lynemouth, Bothal and Hirst Park Middle schools in Ashington, John Ambulance Day Care Centre in Ashington, Chester Court Care Home, Bedlington, Pots and Pancakes, The People’s Animal Rescue and Rehoming Team in Amble, PAWS (People’s Animal Welfare Service) in Bedlington and Northern English Springer Spaniel Rescue in Red Row – and many, many more!