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£2,350raised of £7,000 target by 22 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,350 to buy enough Romney Tweed cloth to create new job opportunities on the Romney Marsh and to help young people discover the art of weaving.

    Funded on Monday, 25th September 2017

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    The Romney Marsh is a beautiful Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) with a rich sheep farming heritage but sadly today the area suffers from high unemployment.

    I have always had a lifelong love of the Romney Marsh, where my cousins and I spent holidays with our grandmother. Since 2012 I have had the vision to try and create new job opportunities for young people on The Marsh by seeing if we could weave a fine fabric from the wool of the Romney Sheep which form part of the landscape that those of us who live on The Marsh are so familiar with.

    Fast forward five years and we now have a stunning tweed that I am so proud of. This is where YOU come in! Together we can buy up the tweed in order to support local people who will then turn it into products that we can sell - caps, bags, waistcoats and even dog coats for example - with the profits going back into the project in order to teach children at local schools about our history and how to weave.



    • Patricia Alston10 months ago
      Patricia Alston

      Patricia Alston

      10 months ago

      Dear Friends, Time for another update and another Thank You. Once again you have surpassed all expectations with your generosity and it is amazing to think 33% of the target has already been reached. We have metres of 11 of the 15 designs already woven and shall now buy sufficient meterage of the remaining four designs to be able to promote these as well. This week I will be. I siting Decorex International in London to gain more ideas for the use of the cloth.

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    • Patricia Alston1 year ago
      Patricia Alston

      Patricia Alston

      1 year ago

      Dear Friends and Supporters (one and the same thing actually!), THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I am completely overwhelmed by your generosity in just one week. In the first instance our aim with the cloth is to make samples of various items for market testing: some clothing, some furnishing and some smaller ones, which we hope will be of interest to visitors to the Romney Marsh. We shall use the profits to train young people in the production of the most successful. With warmest regards, Pat.

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    Page last updated on: 9/18/2017 9:58 AM



    • Alison Tebbit

      Alison Tebbit

      Sep 6, 2017


    • Robyn Wilson

      Robyn Wilson

      Sep 6, 2017

      Brilliant idea Pat - good luck!V best,Robyn


    • Robyn Wilson

      Robyn Wilson

      Sep 6, 2017

      Brilliant idea Pat - good luck,Robyn


    • Alan Milne

      Alan Milne

      Sep 5, 2017

      Keep up the good work, Pat


    • Nadine Rose

      Nadine Rose

      Sep 4, 2017

      Good luck with taking RT to the next level and getting more people involved in the making and enterprise of it.


    • Sarah Emilie Leonard

      Sarah Emilie Leonard

      Sep 4, 2017

      You are an inspiration Pat Alston!


    • Sally Gainsborough

      Sally Gainsborough

      Sep 4, 2017

      Very well done Pat and good luck with it all


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