The Coronavirus has turned life upside down and inside out for us all. Our hearts go out to everyone who is suffering as a result of this global crisis.
For us, like so many events-based organisations, pretty much our entire income disappeared overnight. We are simply unable to carry out most of our work, since almost everything we do centres around bringing groups of people together to share and learn things. We’re missing seeing you all at our HQ so much! But at the moment we need to look after one another and staty home.
We’re having to think on our feet in order to survive. Behind the scenes, we’re working on bringing some elements of our work online. And we’re putting together a super exciting workshop programme to go live as soon as we reopen, including natural dyeing, pattern drafting, upcycling, holiday clubs and more.
In the meantime though, we still have bills to pay.
To help us through these initial few months while we reinvent ourselves, we’ve launched a Pay It Forward campaign.
If you’ve been thinking about joining one of our classes at some point, we’d absolutely LOVE YOU FOREVER if you could make a pledge to the campaign now (open till the end of April).
In exchange for your pledge, you’ll get a voucher of equal value (with no expiry date), to spend on any class or event of your choice once lockdown is lifted.
Our target amount will cover our overheads for three months, by which time we hope to have moved at least partially online.
We know that so many of you also face uncertain times financially, so if you can’t afford to pledge, we understand. We’re super grateful for any support, even just some words of encouragement or a retweet.
This campaign isn’t just about the money for us. We want to grow our community and for you to be a part of what comes next! Send us your thoughts, ideas, comments. We are all ears.
We can’t wait to see all of your faces IRL really soon. Until then, we’ll catch you on the internet.
Stitched Up x