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The Sewing Bee

The sewing bee is made up of club members who have an interest and some skiils in a variety of crafts including knitting and sewing.  It usually meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the home of the current organiser.








Members of the sewing bee hard at work making syringe driver bags for the local hospice.

Local Projects





Some of the blankets made by members for care of the elderly wards at Queen Margaret Hospital.

Since starting the sewing bee has made syringe driver bags for the local hospice. We have also made knee rugs and blankets for the local care of the elderly ward at Queen Margaret Hospital.  Twiddlemuffs for people with dementia have been made for a local care home.

Twiddlemuffs for local care home residents with dementia.

Purple Hippos for Dementia Friends

Some of the 200 hippos we have knitted

Recently we have knitted purple hippos for use with Dementia Friends Training in Fife schools.  The children in P6 and P7 who complete the training are given a hippo along with their pin and certificate. The members have knitted over 200 hippos which have been given to the Dementia Friends Training Coordinator for Fife.

Helping refugees in Samos

We have also donated sewing machines and knitted items to React a local charity which supports refugees on the island of Samos in Greece.

Sewing machines and materials donated to React

Facemasks for the pandeminc

During the coronavirus pandemic the sewing bee have made facemasks.  Some have been sold to club members with a donation being made to Fife Law Centre. Others have been given to  Frontline Fife a local charity we support which works with homeless people in Fife. More have been given  to Fife Young Carers.  Facemask extended have also been knitted and given to several local care homes.

Woodmill School

Our links with Woodmill School Special needs unit has led to us making cushions and donating blankets for them to use during their relaxation sessions.

Club secretary and sewing bee member Claire delivered 27 hand knitted and crocheted blankets to Women’s Aid in Fife.  The blankets will be given to children being supported by Women’s Aid.  Each blanket has an orange label saying ‘This blanket has been specially made for you. We hope it keeps you cosy’.  This is part of the club’s work during the 16 days of activism for the elimination of violence against women.