A Call to Action | People of Crieff & Perthshire
By the way, if you are local, but don’t know one end of a knitting needle from another – we could really use your help too: there’s low skilled jobs like fabric to be cut and sewing to be trimmed – even tea to be made.
How You Can Get Involved
Blue Noun are coordinating efforts through a Facebook Group.
Join the Facebook group Crieff for Aussie Critters for updates about what we need, who’s in the space and what’s happening (link below).
Blue Noun English Language School is a Hub
We’ll be taking all the creations we can gather to a collection hub in Falkirk for the 23rd of January.
If you are nowhere close to our English language school in Scotland, but do want to help, you can find out more here.
“If you are dropping off something to us, please make sure it is well-labelled, including what design it is and what fabric.
This is critical.
Artificial fabrics cannot be used against burnt skin.
Our English Language School in Scotland just got busy!
As you can see, it’s relaxed, fun & friendly – and of course, for a right good cause.
Plus, very much in alignment with our language school ethos – there are upskillling and training opportunities to be had to.
Please do come and join us if you can!
Demos and Skill Sharing
People who have dropped in to sew and knit have shared essential skills with our group.
For example, the ARCCG request that all inner linings and some outer parts of the bedding that we are making are 100% natural fibres, however, some of the fabrics being donated have no labels on them.
Fortunately, Doreen knew a test. Take a small fabric sample and (safely) burn part of it with a match.
Meet the Makers | Sewing Lesson
Lesley Mac, of Lesley Mac Makes kindly came to our first introduction event and helped us work out the patterns (quite easy once someone shows you how).
She also very kindly did a sewing demonstration on how to ‘French seam’ and how to make a joey pouch (thanks Lesley!).
A quick note from the author
We began the Blue Noun blog back in 2019, when we called ourselves a ‘language school’ (we now call ourselves a language hub) and we were building up our business completely from scratch.
Our first few months were spent making friends in the community, researching homestay hosts for our language guests and finding out about all the good local places and activities to take our language learning guests.
In 2021 we moved the Blue Noun website to a different platform. We had the option of deleting these old blogs – they are very different form our current, more pedagogic style of posting, but I think they are quite charming to see how our young business grew, turning from a language school run by an artist – into a language hub which really began to focus on coaching artists in English by immersing them in creative environments.