My main goal is to provide the local communities of Trafford and beyond a space to learn and create. Currently, sewing skills are available, online. With the creative flair required to build and sustain the local economy, whilst also bringing enrichment and fulfilment, I intend to build a likeminded community!
I will help educate and inspire other like minded creatives. To train and support the local economy, employing members, whilst providing training facilities.
The money raised will allow me to lease premises for a term of 12 months initially, this is due to the current climate. Finances I am hoping to raise will also allow me to pay for; the crowdfunding fees, which is 6% of the total, the cost to fulfil the rewards on offer, which I predict to be £1000( this cost may vary depending upon pledges)
What I will offer ;
- A space to create (within a workshop environment)
- Expert knowledge in various subjects
- A friendly & welcoming environment
- A subscription to use the facilities
- I have currently secured several suitable venues for room hire, to conduct my workshops within a community setting
- The search to lease suitable premises is still ongoing. Once a suitable location is found it will provide the centre for training.
My name is Natalie, I provide a mobile clothing alterations & repairs service in the Trafford area. Previously I was the owner of a thriving local business, Sewconvenient Ltd. My business supported a social enterprise, which received an UNLTD award back in November 2015, this was to set up sewing workshops for the local communities of Trafford, which I successfully conducted. I am now raising funds so that I can provide a creative space. I am currently looking for a suitable property to provide a community training centre!
In 2020 I set up a micro manufacturing business, Mancmade Ltd, for me that was the perfect time to move my skills forward, this was inspired by the lack of PPE for key workers in the NHS and the care industry and the demand for masks, which I started to supply and donate!
Why this project, may you ask?
I believe that sewing is a life skill, which should be shared throughout the generations!
I know the industry, having worked in it for over thirty years and would love to see it booming once again, in my city of Manchester.
I have a passion for helping folk, and should they fall into difficult circumstances, such as hardships, it inspires me to help them. I most definitely know what it's like to need help and feel that this gives me great insight and the ability to get alongside all walks of life to gain their confidence and to learn.
My intention is to set up a training centre that will allow the training of people for employment, which will be of great benefit to the local economy, by way of getting them back into work