Our friendly Eco-Crafters meet at the Environment Centre every Wednesday 2-4pm for crafts and chat. They share their skills – from basic sewing, knitting and crochet, to the more exotic, such as felting, Japanese braiding and peg loom weaving. They learn from each other over a hot drink and biscuits. The main purpose of the club is to provide a relaxed, inclusive space to develop and share crafts skills at affordable costs by primarily using recycled materials. Inventive examples of upcycling and repurposing have included items made from champagne corks, broken umbrellas, food insulation wool and old ties!
All skill levels are welcome; just bring along your own crafts project or learn from the others. All can come to as many or few sessions as they like – there’s always a friendly welcome and something new to learn. The group is mostly self-led with support from the Environment Centre staff and some members make items for sale to raise funds for St Nicks charity. In the last year the Eco-Crafters have raised £1500 to put to good use on our local nature reserve and providing activities for children. Session fee is just £1 per session.
The club may welcome donations of broken umbrellas, unwanted ties and some craft materials. Please get in touch before bringing anything to us as our storage capacity is limited. We may not be able to accept your donation if the club already has a good stock of what you’re offering. Thank you for your understanding!
For more information please contact Jo via firstname.lastname@example.org