Stitching Together

Creative and welcoming spaces for refugee women

We provide welcoming spaces for refugee and asylum seeking women in Bristol to be creative and make beautiful and useful textile based art, clothes, and homewares, while gaining confidence and making friends.

We offer a range of sewing opportunities from hand-sewing and embroidery to dressmaking. We are currently running a beginners level and intermediate level sewing class for refugee and asylum-seeking women at Easton Family Centre on Saturdays, and a weekly hand-sewing class at our partner organisation Borderlands on Wednesdays. We also offer a drop in sewing social at Bristol Beacon on a monthly basis.

I used to have to go everywhere with my husband or family, but now I can go by myself on buses, and I go to the mosque after the sewing class.

My English has also improved and I can introduce myself, I enjoy Fridays, it is a great day for me!

R, Afghanistan


If you are local to Bristol and would like to become a Stitching Together volunteer, please get in touch and come sew with us on Saturdays and weekdays. You do not need to be an expert seamstress or teacher.


We always need fabric and can make good use of your preloved sewing machines and sewing supplies. For donations or more information please get in contact.

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