Following the super success of the Poppy display on the village memorial in November, several of the villagers commented on how nice it had been to meet and work on the project together. With the loss of the WI and the Umbrella group too it was felt that something was needed to try and fill in a gap, thus the Crafty Tuesday was born

We have now met for three consecutive months and they have been brilliantly supported even attracting residents from some of the neighbouring villages and hamlets. It has been marvellous to see a sharing of different crafts. This week we had some sharing of crochet skills and the complicated knitting of a Fair Isle pattern with advice given on techniques and materials. The different crafts that have already been seen are, Knitting, Crocheting, embroidery, quilting, French knitting, mindful colouring, tapestry and cross stitching.

  • Crochet – a temperature blanket! Taking the temperature each day determines the colour of the thread, so far it been cold so blues and greens have been used! Come the warmer days we should see some yellows and reds.
  • Embroidery – some interesting stiches have been used on this piece to be framed as a picture, the pre printed fabric brings some different colours and textures.

Whilst we have some amazing skills in the group we also have people who are not so skilled but keen to learn (myself included!) or those that want to join for the social aspect – there is indeed plenty of chatter to go around along with tea and biscuits!

We are still in the early stages of working out how the group will be run and it maybe that we come together to support a community project in the same way as the knitted poppies were created or that we run some more specialised workshops -so watch this space!! If anyone has any ideas moving forward feel free to join us or get in touch! The sessions run on the first Tuesday of the month in West Pennard Village hall, from 10.30 till 12 with a £2 donation to cover the hall hire.

Debbie Oakerbee – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.