Matthew’s First Spin at Moray Reach Out

Nov 20, 2023

Hey there, lovely readers!

We’ve got something truly heartwarming to share with you today—a glimpse into the incredible journey of one of Moray Reach Out’s shining stars, Matthew. 🌟

The story begins with the freshly sheared wool from some local adorable Shetland sheep. This wool, straight from Jon & Annies flock, underwent a magical transformation guided by Matthew’s hands. From washing to teasing, carding to spinning, and finally, plying and hanking— It was a collaborative effort, with other trainees and staff lending a helping hand at each stage, and Matthew emerged as the shining star of the production!

In a special set of photos, we see Jon, one of our team leads, teaching Matthew the art of spinning for the very first time. And guess what? Matthew left Jon utterly impressed with how quickly he picked up the craft. 😍😁

These images capture not just a lesson but a shared moment of joy, discovery, and skill-building. It’s about more than spinning wool; it’s about creating opportunities, boosting confidence, and fostering a sense of pride in every trainee at Moray Reach Out.

Matthew’s achievement is a testament to the transformative power of our programs. We’re not just about teaching skills; we’re about empowering individuals to take charge of their own journey. Every spin, every hank, and every smile represent a step towards increased confidence, self-esteem, and a brighter future for individuals with learning disabilities. We’re not just about training; we’re about creating a positive impact and changing mindsets for generations to come. ✨

At Moray Reach Out, we believe in the transformative power of creating opportunities for those facing challenges. Our social enterprises, including Recycling, Upcycling, Art Yarn, Thrift, Yarns and Crafts, and Embroidery shops, serve as platforms for individuals like Matthew to not only learn and grow but also to produce high-quality products they can take pride in.

So, here’s to Matthew and Jon, and to every trainee at Moray Reach Out who makes each day brighter with their determination and spirit! Stay tuned for more heartwarming stories from the heart of Moray Reach Out.

Until next time,

Your friends at Moray Reach Out 💙✨