Woman sewing

Usually found creating wonderful floral displays for the village, the Dibbers were quick to offer their services in making useful items for frontline workers.

Rebranding as the Draycott Sewing Bees they’ve been busy creating a wide range of items including draw string bags for scrubs uniforms, headbands for masks and knitted, crocheted and wooden  hearts to cheer up patients and their families.

They’ve also made 100s of plastic head band extenders thanks to one member’s 3D printer.

Donations of fabric, buttons and thread poured in from the surrounding villages and in total 47 volunteers produced 517 packs of bags and head bands with over 1,000 individual items, as well as hearts.

These have been sent to hospitals, care homes and hospices as far away as Scotland as well as closer to home in the Royal Derby Hospital.

Teresa, one of the Sewing Bee members said:

“Draycott is known for its community spirit and never more so than now.

“The village feels proud to have been able to support the NHS and wishes to say a huge ‘thankyou’ to all front line workers wherever you are and whatever you do, and for all the sacrifices you have made, and continue to make, for us all.”

Pictured is Kelly, who has been making 100s of headbands from home.