A woman from Hoylake has dedicated herself to teaching sewing skills to young adults with learning disabilities through her club called ‘Quilt Stitch Social’.
Nicola Daniels sources sewing machines, thread, fabric, and any necessary supplies from various places, doing whatever it takes to support her students.
In recognition of her outstanding efforts in empowering her local community through sewing, she has been honoured as one of the three UK Sewing Heroes.
Nicola was named a sewing hero by Singer Sewing Machines in partnership with Hobbycraft after a nationwide request for nominations. She was honoured at a lunch in London with Patrick Grant and Esme Young, judges on the BBC programme The Great British Sewing Bee.
For the last couple of years, Nicola has been teaching a young lady with Down syndrome and helped her through an awful time when she had to leave the college she was attending.
That young woman has now made so many bags and quilts and has found her passion. Nicola also teaches every week at a sewing club for young adults with learning disabilities, sourcing machines, thread, fabric whatever she can from anywhere she can get it.
Nicola helps people get sewing tuition and interact with the world in face-to-face situations. The social side of their meet-ups is vital, and Nicola works hard to get them what they need at the club.