Last month some of our staff from both In Stitches and Buckie Yarns took a trip to Woodview in Stonehaven with the aim to share good work practice and learn more about their commercial business.

Woodview, similar to Moray Reach Out, is a business with a social purpose: Woodview embroidery and Print Services. It is based in Stonehaven and specialises in shirt printing, workwear printing and embroidery of logos or names. The company provides training and employment opportunities to over 20 adults with learning disabilities.

The embroidery side of the business is very similar to In Stitches and they were kind enough to share some of the hints and tricks that they have learned. Shirley, Ruth, Anna and Sheila all had a great day looking at how they have set up their workshop and seeing how their trainees worked with the machines.

The main reason for this trip was to see how Woodview has set up their embroidery workshop. In Stitches is currently going through a transition where they are moving their workshop to the back of the shop and designing a showroom in the front!

All learned a lot from the trip and we want to thank Woodview for showing us around their lovely business!