In 2014, the DIY strand offered people the opportunity to access support for either new or existing groups to come together to develop their skills

The Unique Cottage Studios textile group applied to be supported by the DIY strand to visit The Knitting and Stitching show in Harrogate. This was an exciting opportunity for them to develop their skills and increase their creative ambition. Following this trip, the group wrote a short blog post about their trip, and thought about what they might like to try next. This trip was a learning process for the group that will inform their future activity, making it more likely that the group will continue to run.

Moving forward into 2015, DIY won’t be classed as a separate development area, instead it will be involved as a natural progression in any of the projects where it’s appropriate eg. once the Taster sessions have taken place, if there is a group of people who would like to continue that activity.

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