Glasgow School of Art played host to a wonderful days mending.
Lots of people mending for the first time, and with great results.
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And on Christmas Day, was a place to come and enjoy the day itself with food, comfort, and company of others.
It was great organising this event and we were fortunate to be recognised with an Epic Award Nomination from Voluntary Arts Scotland.
Find out more about it: peoplemakechristmas.com .
Working in teams of two, participants helped each other to make a simple tote bag. As they stitched, teams 'inked' their fingertips so that every touch they made transferred to the bag. Once the bag was complete, each pair swapped their creations, taking away their team-mates fingerprinted bag, and a colourful temporary reminder on their own fingertips.
It was amazing taking part in an Empathy Festival and we'd love to see more happening all over the country.
Learn more about the festival at: Empathy Festival Facebook Page .