Pupils contribute to Tweed 1000 tapestry

Tweed 1000 visited Berwick Middle School recently as part of their commitment to sharing textile skills with the community as well as giving some of the students an opportunity to contribute to the Tweed 1000 wall-hanging.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 27 July, 2018, 14:00
Stitching a border for the Tweed 1000 tapestry.

The aim was to learn to stitch on a button and all the Year 6 students achieved this, as well as decorating small cotton tote bags with upcycled pockets from old shirts or fabric.

Some who had been involved in a cricket competition during lesson time gave up part of their lunch period so they did not miss out on acquiring this new skill.

A group of Berwick Middle School students show off their work.

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A few had been taught to sew by mothers or grand-mothers but for most it was the first time they had used proper sharp needles and learned how to thread them. With the support of Anne Wadey and Jo Hart from Tweed 1000, and enthusiastic help from staff, a little practice made perfect. Students who needed them were given a needle, thread and fabric to complete their bag projects in their own time.

Anne Wadey shows how to stitch a border for the Tweed 1000 tapestry.
Jo Hart helping with button sewing.