|Place:||United Reformed Church, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AA|
|Day:||1st & 3rd & 5th Fridays.|
Definitive meeting dates are displayed in the Monthly Programme and will include extra dates when there is a 5th Friday in the month. The proposed schedule of meetings for this academic year is displayed if you click on the link Crafts Group Meeting Schedule.
This Group is for everyone who is interested in:
- Exchanging craft information
- Learning specific craft skills
- Continuing to work with others at a specific craft.
An introductory meeting, when this group started in September 2013, identified four popular craft areas that members indicated they wanted to learn or continue doing and for which we have other members able to help demonstrate and guide beginners.
These were Card Making, Crochet, Knitting and many Needlework and Fabric skills.
Since then we have added materials to try the crafts of beading and jewellery making.
More recently we have added to our paper - art crafts by providing materials for colourists. These are various types of colouring books where imagination and creativity combine with a soothing activity that reduces stress levels.
Currently numbers enable all these crafts to be held in the same room and our members have brought their own projects including general needlework, embroidery, collage, patchwork, quilting, tapestry and cross-stitch to share with others. There is an enthusiastic group of beginners in several crafts and their skills are improving. If you want to try card making, crochet, knitting, beadwork, jewellery making, colouring or different types of needlework we supply all you need to get started.
So please come along to learn a new skill or bring a current piece of any craft work to continue and enjoy the company of members who are enthusiastic about Craft.
One of our Craft members has recently held two workshops during our meetings to introduce the Japanese art of Kimekome. She then assisted members in creating attractive Christmas decorations from polystyrene shapes, fabric and trims all pinned in place.
During the past few years we have included other special demonstration events and some Outings to the Ruddington Framework Knitters Museum, the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas to see a special remembrance tapestry/collage containing poppies made by a group member and a guided tour around Middleton Hall where a series of displays include tapestry, thread work and collage depicting Sutton Coldfield History.
In previous years (2014 & 2015), handcrafted Christmas Decorations were made by the group and greatly admired on SCU3A trees provided in Cedar Hall. (See pictures on this page.)
If you would like to learn more about this group, please send our organiser a message via the 'flying bird' icon at the top right hand side of this page (or at the foot of the page if viewing on a mobile device) or come along to a meeting.