Making Something NEW Out of Something Old

Making Something NEW Out of Something Old – a sewing group to create patched and quilted products out of donated fabrics. It runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 12 am at 766 Sandringham Road, Mt Roskill. Targeting our Pacific people to bring out their best in craft, other cultures are also
welcome. It is group work and project-based to enhance the natural and too often hidden talent of people to socialize, support one another and work as a team. Not only is the programme recovering unwanted fabric and sewing resources thereby diverting them from going to the landfill, it is also recovering our underutilised human resource and provide a space for them to use their creative skills to make something NEW out of something OLD. Fostering creativity as some research indicated may possibly enhance mental health. We take this opportunity to thank and appreciate the many friends of Mother Earth for donating their unwanted fabric and sewing resources. To date, 11 sewing machines and 300 kgs fabric (150 kgs from New 2 U Shop) were donated to Earth Action Trust. We also take pride to introduce our volunteer facilitator Sesika Ofa, originally from Tonga who gladly offered to assist when Granada sought her help to start the programme.