I have had a lot of fun learning and being the host of The Needle and Thread Network, our artist collective. I am saddened that the time has come for me to pass this role on to one of you.
I have accepted a job for a non-profit that enables me to oversee a small soft goods manufacturing social enterprise in which we teach Winnipeg newcomer women how to sew and industry-specific English. We give them experience in a Canadian work setting so they can acclimatise to their new home and become an important economic contributor to their family. We seek out sewing contracts and give them jobs; some of them move on to other manufacturing jobs. I'm looking forward to my newest challenge.
You are all capable of hosting this wonderfully creative collective. The learning curve for using the link-up tool is nothing more difficult than that of the blogging tool that you are currently using.I have used both Blogger and WordPress and although they are different, the basic concept is the same.
If you have any questions or if you are ready to jump right in, please let me know by sending me an email at textilestitches(at)gmail(dot)com.