Sewcialists podcast with Denise Archer Tuesday 2 February 2021: ‘Get outside of your head and into your hands’ is Denise’s motto. Crafting through stressful times.
Here’s a link to the recycled orchestra Denise talked about.
The People’s Sewing Army is a collective of sewists who feel compelled to repurpose their scrap fabrics and donate it to individuals and organisations in need. So it’s by the people for the people. Their mission is very simple: ‘We use our sewing scraps for good causes.’
The main value they have is ‘we love our planet and the people on it’.
They use their sewing scraps for people. The first step is to join. The second step is to act. The second step is one that you can partake in if you have the scrap fabric to do so.
Their projects take a lot of planning and time so they’re not able to participate in emergencies.
Here are some compelling facts about the People’s Sewing Army. The number of items and weight of what volunteers is shared with Denise.
So far 548 items have been created by the People’s Sewing Army that have inspired and loved another person. This is 548 acts of caring through using scrap fabrics.
28 kilos or 61 pounds of fabrics scraps have been used and not added to landfill.
How would you measure the real effect of these acts of love?