Craft Group

June 2017 Newsletter

The group continues to meet on the fourth Thursday of the month in the Wesley room. Last month we had a fun afternoon making organza flowers. Our future programme includes Seminole patchwork, felt items, paper roses and polymer clay decorations.

Carole

March 2017 Newsletter

The craft group continues to meet on the 4th Thursday of the month.

At our January meeting we planned the programme for the rest of the year.

On March 23rd we shall be using Plastic Canvas to embroider bookmarks and in April we’ll make organza flowers. “Iris folding” cards and Paper Roses are the projects for May and June.

New members always welcome.

Carole

December 2016 Newsletter

c1We continue to meet in the Wesley room on the 4th Thursday of the month from 1.30-4.00pm. Although we have grown in number we can still squeeze in a few new members.

In September, we made beaded decorations to be used as ornaments or attached to greetings cards. October and November had a Christmas theme – embroidered or decorated cards and small gift boxes.

Our first meeting of the New Year is on January 26th and will be a programme planning meeting.

For further details, contact Carole Brown at c.brown929@btinternet.com

Carole

September 2016 Newsletter

C1We continue to meet on the fourth Thursday of the month in the Wesley room from 1.30-4.00pm.

This year we are being a bit more adventurous – trying crafts we have never done before – felt appliqué, fabric painting and Japanese patchwork.

Fabric painting was fun if rather messy! Patchwork was enjoyed even by those who “never sew”.

Our final two meetings this year – October 27th and November 24th – will be taken up with various styles of Christmas cards and decorations. New members welcome.

For further details, contact Carole Brown at c.brown929@btinternet.com

Carole

June 2016 Newsletter

CJ1We continue to meet on the fourth Thursday of the month in the Wesley room from 1.30-4.00pm.

This year we are being a bit more adventurous – trying crafts we have never done before – felt appliqué, fabric painting and Japanese patchwork.

June 23rd Fabric Painting

July 28th Patchwork

August 25th Cross Stitch

September 22nd Beadwork

For further details, contact Carole Brown at c.brown929@btinternet.com

March 2016 Newsletter

Jan4The craft group meets in the Wesley room on the fourth Thursday of the month from 1.30 – 4.00pm. The class is taught by members and a small charge is made for any materials supplied by the teacher. At our November meeting we made Christmas decorations from beads – I turned mine into ear-rings! At our January meeting we planned the programme for the year.

 

February 25th Knitting or sewing felt Easter chicks to hold crème eggs
March 24th Appliqué using Bondaweb
April 28th Embroidered cards
May 26th Making a simple folding shopping bag

For further details, contact Carole Brown at c.brown929@btinternet.com

June 2015 Newsletter

C1So far this year we have made cards using stamping and teabag techniques, sewn patchwork Suffolk puffs and crocheted flowers. On May 28th we made silk flowers. On the 25th June it’s gift boxes and on 23rd July we’ll tackle beading.

The photograph shows our members hard at work. New members are welcome. We meet on the 4th Thursday of the month from 1.30-4.00pm in the Wesley room.

Carole

December 2014 Newsletter

DN3The group will meet on the Fourth Thursday of the month instead of the last ~ some months have five Thursdays and this has caused confusion. We shall also revert to meeting in the Wesley Room.

Our members continue to surprise us with their talents. In DN4September we embroidered, and in October made paper roses. In November we shall make Christmas decorations out of felt, beads, paper, ribbons and anything else we can think of.

There is no meeting in December (it would be Christmas Day!) and our planning meeting in January will be on the 22nd. Please come along and bring your ideas.

Carole

September 2014 Newsletter

S3We continue to explore and learn a variety of different craft activities. Our Somerset Patchwork has been made into bags, our muffin cases now hold pincushions instead of cupcakes (pictured on the left) and we are well stocked with handmade greetings cards thanks to July’s session.

In August we are making delicate necklaces from paper beads, and in September we will be having an embroidery class. In October we will be having a paper flower making workshop and in November, as many different Christmas decorations as we can think of.

Carole

June 2014 Newsletter

New Picture (59)Our Craft group continues to meet regularly on the last Thursday of the month. We explore a great variety of crafts with members sharing their knowledge and skills.

So far this year we have worked on Paper Weaving, and in March we learned to Crochet ably guided by Carole, Maria and Betty. The May meeting was spent practising and improving our Knitting skills. In May, with the assistance of Carole, we tackled “Somerset” or Folded Patchwork. For our June meeting Liz will be showing us how to make Cupcake Pincushions and in July we’re trying our hand at Decoupage card making with the help of Edwina. The last meeting of this quarter will involve making a paper bead necklace led by Glenys.

Carole

March 2014 Newsletter

New Picture (44)The group started the year with 17 members attending a planning meeting in January. In February we are doing “Paper crafts” – making baskets and gift boxes and in March and April we shall be learning to crochet and improve our knitting skills. In May we tackle Folded or “Somerset” patchwork”. The photo shows part of the Christmas display table.

Carole

12 February 2014

Display Table at Christmas Meeting

Display Table at Christmas Meeting

The group continues to meet in the Guild room on the LAST Thursday of the month, 1.30 – 4.00pm
February 27th      Paper crafts
March 27th           Learning to crochet
April 24th              Improving our crocheting and knitting skills
May 29th               Folded or “Somerset” patchwork”

Carole

December 2013 Newsletter

CG1The group continues to meet in the Guild Room on the last Thursday of the month from 1.30 until 4pm. In September Margaret showed us how to make owl doorstops or paper- weights and in October, Avril had 23 members making felt Christmas puddings and hearts to hang on the Christmas tree. There is no meeting in December (it would be Boxing Day!) but the group will show some of their work at the Christmas Extravaganza on December 5th. The New Year starts with a planning meeting on January 30th.

Carole

Craft Group November 2013 Update

The Group will meet in the guild room on Thursday 28th November at 1.30 for a demonstration – with participation – of ribbon embroidery. There won’t be a meeting in December as the last Thursday is Boxing day!. Meetings in 2014 start with a planning meeting on the 30th January. Bring a project to work on – but please bring your ideas and suggestions for meetings along with any samples.

Carole

September 2013 Newsletter

CG1We continue to meet on the last Thursday of the month, with between fifteen and twenty members attending. We’ve done patchwork and iris folding cards and in September will be making stuffed owls. In October we shall make felt decorations and in November we are having a demonstration of ribbon embroidery. Here is a picture of us beavering away.

Carole

“At our June session 19 members “had a go” at simple patchwork – Doreen Hutchby having done the preparation work for us. We decided it was something we could carry on with so will continue at the August meeting. Don’t worry if you weren’t at June’s meeting as you can start from scratch in August.

In July we shall be making Iris folding greetings cards and in September, Margaret Bourne is showing us how to make stuffed owls (doorstops, paperweights or toys).

Meetings are on the last Thursday of the month, from 1.30pm – 4.00pm in the Guild Room.

Carole Brown

June 2013 Newsletter

Craft GroupOur meetings have been well attended and productive, with members demonstrating new skills to one another. In February we made greetings cards using various paper folding techniques, in March it was Easter chickens for hiding crème eggs and in April we made bookmarks using plastic canvas and ribbons – the results were all different and colourful. Our future programme is:-

May 30th Unusual gift boxes
June 27th Simple patchwork squares
July 25th Iris folding cards

If you enjoy making things and learning new skills, come and join us on the last Thursday of the month, from 1.30 – 4.00pm in the Guild Room.

Carole

In March, 22 members had an enjoyable afternoon making Easter chickens. Some members, in their own time, have been knitting for an African charity.

March 2013 Newsletter

The group goes from strength to strength with 24 members attending the January planning meeting, so we are moving to the larger Guild Room. In October we made felt owls and in November, sparkly bead Christmas tree decorations which were sold at the December “Extravaganza” raising £31 for the Hope food bank. Items made during the year were also displayed at this meeting. The next three months’ schedule is as follows:

February 28th – Card making
March 28th – Easter Chickens
April 25th – Plastic canvas and ribbon bookmarks

Carole

4 February 2013

Meetings are from 1.30-4.00pm in the Guild Room as follows:
February 28th Card making
March 28th Easter chickens ( for creme eggs)
April 25th Plastic canvas & ribbon bookmarks
May 30th Gift boxes and pincushions

Carole Brown, Group Leader

13 January 2013

Our first meeting of 2013 is on January 31st from 1.30pm –4.00pm  and will be a planning meeting. Please bring a project to work on whilst we talk, and bring any items, photos or magazine articles that you think might interest the rest of the group.

Carole Brown, Group Leader

June 2012 Newsletter

Craft PhotoMay 2012 saw a very busy group making decorations for the U3A Diamond Jubilee Party celebrations.  It was a bit like working on a factory production line!  Pinking shears snipped, sewing machines hummed as yards of tape were machined with red, white and blue bunting.  A smaller group of members were kept just as busy sewing white cotton aprons and caps, decorated with lace frills for the team of seven Jubilee Party waitresses.  It proved to be a very enjoyable and productive afternoon and I understand that a successful party was held on 6th June at the Chilwell Road Methodist Church.

Normal service was resumed for the June meeting, when Glenis and Margaret showed the group how to sew patchwork.  We cut sets of colourful cotton hexagons and stitched them together in a flower pattern.  In July the hexagonal shapes were sewn into a bag or cushion cover and quilted.

New members are always welcome, so why not come along and see what you can do.

The programme for the following months 12 follows:

  • 27 September – Beading
  • 25 October – Owls
  • 29 November – Christmas Decorations

Margaret Scothern