Vanuatu’s Mamma’s Laef Washable Sanitary Pad project

At the meeting on Saturday 12th March, I circulated a New Zealand Woman’s Weekly article about Belinda Roselli, a Nelson business woman, who was sending fabric to the ladies in Vanuatu to make sanitary pads.

The article is in the February 1, 2016 edition but is not easy to source online.  There may be copies available via the Auckland Libraries system.

If you have pieces of printed cotton that you could donate, bring them to the next few SCA meetings and I’ll post them to Belinda. (I am at the Delicate fabrics workshop so will miss the April meeting.)

Here is the link to Belinda’s blog post.  If you wish to find out more or sponsor this project, all the details and contacts can be found there.

Thanks in advance.



Extended sewing meeting is Saturday 12 March

What are you making this March?

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If you’re halfway through a project or want some inspiration to start one then come along to our next sewing meeting on this Saturday, 12 March.  For regular attendees, note this month is the extended session specifically for sewing time and which will run from from 12pm to 5pm.

The venue is in the big hall at the Bayview Community Centre, 72 Bayview Rd, Bayview,  North Shore of Auckland. A map is found here

Please bring:

  • Your sewing/sewing machine, extension cords etc.
  • Any items that you’ve made to “Show and Tell” to others.
  • If you are part of the Auckland Quilters Guild fashion parade, please bring your garments that you will wear and some notes about them.
  • Lunch/snacks. Teas and coffees will be supplied.

Christine will give us a short presentation on The Impact of Colour.   Christine is a sewing group member and runs a successful business called Personal Style, specialising in style, colour and wardrobe design.

If you’re not already a member and would like to visit, please do.  If you like what you see then please talk to Diane about signing up on the day.

We look forward to seeing you, and bring along a sewing friend if you think they’d like to connect up with like-minded people in Auckland.