A YEAR after it was set up, a Cumnock sewing group is looking to build on its success.

The Wee Sewing Bee was founded by volunteers – Sandra, Marion, Helen and Alexa – who have helped the group’s 12 members become experienced sewers.

They hope they can now continue this success by finding new members.

Alexa said: “We set up a year ago with our main aim to help teach the people of Cumnock how to sew and start to revive what was once there with the factories - Falmers etc.

“Our group has gone from strength to strength in just a year, our Bee’s have all now qualified from beginners level to experienced and they are hand making everything from cushions and soft furnishings, to patchwork blankets and teddies, using patterns to make clothes and even taking orders for hemming.

“We want to thank everyone that has already donated and helped us to get started and supported us.

“We will also been looking to up our numbers in August when we start up again after the holidays.”

The group meets on Wednesday nights in the Barhill Centre and anyone interested in joining can contact Alexa on 07525 539 052.