Developing the Young Workforce Borders (DYW) in partnership with Hawick Men’s Shed would like to inspire young people in the Scottish Borders to consider working in textiles as a possible future career option.
And today marks the day that every school in the Scottish Borders will receive an exciting bag of materials kindly organised by Hawick Men's Shed.
Supplied by House of Cheviot, Schofield Dyers, Johnstons of Elgin, Lovat Mill, Lochcarron of Scotland, Anthony Haines, and many more. We want to help inspire and allow pupils to show their creative flair over the 2018-2019 academic year. We hope for 2019-2020 with more materials kindly donated, that pupils will be creative and create something to represent their local town or village. With the finished product coming together from every school to be displayed locally or in the new Tapestry building being built in Galashiels.
Along with the materials we included a 5-minute textile DVD made by DYW Borders and Ronald Yule Media to showcase careers within textiles.
We would like to encourage community engagement in the creations made by pupils and DYW Borders and Hawick Men’s Shed can put you in contact with local embroidery, sewing and knitting groups who could bring their expert skills and knowledge into the classroom. Please contact us on 01750505058 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to find out more.