The sixth group of students to complete the ReTweed training programme received their certificates at an event in The Hippodrome in Eyemouth on 27th March.
There were seven graduates from this round of the training. They are pictured above with ReTweed staff and volunteers.
ReTweed runs a rolling programme of training courses. Each of the 11-week courses runs one full day each week and offers some drop-in sessions on other days.
Every student creates at least 11 items, which ReTweed sells at local craft fairs, through local retailers and online.
At the graduation event, local historian Jenny Dougal from Eyemouth Museum delivered a pictorial journey of women in Berwickshire, including their contribution to the fishing and textile industries. It demonstrated how women’s work sustained the local economy and their families.
Young artist and seamstress, Hazel Lethaby of Mischke Lingerie delivered a knicker-making workshop for the new graduates, who created ‘wonder woman pants’.