Feelgood Memories Workshop – a WiRE baby!

Posted: 15th January 2018

Rachel Hutchinson Photo

By: Rachel Hutchinson

Feelgood Memories Workshop – a WiRE baby!

WiRE members, Rachel Hutchinson from Patch, and Ali Wheeler from Feelgood, have networking to thank for their latest venture.  They are delighted to have teamed up to launch the ‘Feelgood Memories’ workshop for 2018.

Ali explained, ‘We met at the Cheshire WiRE network in early 2017, and as we got to know each other’s businesses we realised that we both help people feel better about themselves.  Myself through personal wellbeing programmes, and Rachel through sewing clothes with special memories into quilts and cushions.    We began to talk about working together, and so ‘Feelgood Memories’ was born.’

‘With our combined passion we are here to help participants unlock the happy memories in their photos and clothes, design and make a memory cushion, allowing them to gain new sewing skills and make a positive start to 2018’, said Rachel

This amazing Workshop, starting in February 2018, is a 5 week series, which will give participants:

  • A photo album containing their most special memories.
  • An affirmation to take them towards the future.
  • New patchwork sewing skills.
  • The knowledge to print onto fabric.
  • A cushion to proudly display and share with friends and family.
  • Skills to make really special gifts for friends and family in the future.
  • A new set of friends and memories.

‘Without WiRE we might never have met,’ enthused Rachel. ‘So we owe a massive thank you to Lucy Newall-Ellis for setting up the Cheshire WiRE group in 2017.’

If WiRE members would like to find out more about the workshop, which starts on 9th February in Castle Arts Centre, Frodsham, and runs for 5 weeks on a Friday morning, they can email enquiries@patchmemories.co.uk.