Getting stuck in

Stonehouse Timebank have been been getting stuck in to personal projects, helping others and doing their bit for the tree’s in their city of Plymouth.

Timebank member Rachel has been putting the MANY crochet granny squares she has accumulated to good use and decided to make herself a beautiful cardigan. Outreach worker Nikki facilitated the Stonehouse Social and gave her some tips and guidance on how to get it looking like a cardigan. She is now doing a smashing job and we can’t wait to see the final product!

“I was very lucky to come across Timebank outreach worker, Nikki. I had always wanted to make a crochet garment for myself but felt at a loss as I am dyslexic and have dyscalculia. Nikki understood my dilemma and enabled me to understand how to piece together and soon I will be able to wear my first hand-made garment. This will not only be a personal achievement but an economic one too” Rachel D.

During lock-down the group began making bunting to promote the Stonehouse Timebank, unfortunately it got put away and forgotten! But, a few weeks back it was re discovered, given a little TLC and then sent on to Rowena from our Devonoport Timebank who very kindly used her sewing machine to attach the bias binding. It is now looking colourful and fabulous and is promoting Timebank to all the users of Union Corner.

Another matter close to our member’s hearts is the chopping down of tree’s in Plymouth City Centre. These trees are well established and healthy, and so STRAW (Save The Trees of Armada Way) have put a call out for all makers to put together bunting etc to dress the tree’s by way of protesting the removal of the trees.

Timebanker Margaret has been happily putting together some lovely tree bunting as her was of supporting the movement.

Great to see lots of ‘cross pollination’ members helping other members from all across the city.