A Moray sewing shop owner who has been devoting efforts to supplying materials for scrubs and face visors during lockdown says she has been delighted to reopen.
Jane Williams runs Sewing Scotland in Fochabers and is happy to see customers in person once more after the pandemic forced the shop to close its doors in March.
During lockdown, Mrs Williams and her husband, Alan, have been supporting scrub and mask-makers across the region with fabric and mending machines.
Mrs Williams said: “We have supplied 1,000 metres of elastic because it was running out like loo rolls.
“We were supplying independent groups like Moray Makerspace who have been producing 3D masks.”
Thrilled to open the shop’s doors once more, she has been every bit as delighted by the support of customers throughout the past few months.
Sales surged at the start of lockdown as people looked to ways to take their mind off the pandemic.
“We saw a huge spike at the beginning of lockdown as everyone wanted supplies and it is a quite a mindful hobby to take up,” Mrs Williams said.
“We have also benefited from the success of the BBC’s The Great British Sewing Bee, which has brought fresh people to sewing and folk wanting to get back into it.
“I am happy to see people face-to-face once again.”