Do you like using your hands and brain to make things?

Do you want to learn and try out new skills in a friendly atmosphere?

Then join our regular hosts Cheryl and Karen for our crafting evenings.

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Next meeting: date and activity to be confirmed

OCTOBER 2019

Cheryl taught us some basic macramé skills using knots to create decorative textiles.

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JULY and AUGUST 2019

Karen showed us how to make a needle felted mouse and we tried to copy her example. We finished our mischief or nest of mice in August, again with Karen's help.

JUNE 2019

We made decorative boxes out of paper. Much easier to do than they look.

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MAY 2019

Cheryl led us through some sketching exercises which culminated in drawings of fantasy villages.

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APRIL 2019

Because we had enjoyed it so much, we continued with our embroideries

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MARCH 2019

We had a quiet, contemplative evening tackling embroideries within small embroidery hoops.

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JANUARY 2019

We had great fun trying out pastel pencils and crayons. These masterpieces were drawn by Karen.

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NOVEMBER 2018 - SPARKLES CHRISTMAS TREE

Each year SPArkles WI exhibit a decorated Christmas tree at the Christmas Tree Festival in St Andrew's Church.... and this year we worked hard to produce decorations make from recycled materials including jig-saw puzzles with pieces missing, old plastic drinks bottles and polystyrene packing materials.

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OCTOBER 2018

We tried our hand at glass painting, which we all really enjoyed

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SEPTEMBER 2018

We went to Karen's house for an evening of fabric flower making.

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JULY 2018

A fun activity for the summer - Linda showed us how to make these pretty tea light holders using a jar and some twine. Perfect for our summer gardens.

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MAY 2018

Caroline took the May meeting and showed us how to decorate containers with decoupage.

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APRIL 2018

We mastered the intricate art of iris folding to create these beautiful and colourful cards.

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MARCH 2018

To combat the winter blues Karen taught us how to make these beautiful paper flowers.

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FEBRUARY 2018

An inspiring acrylic painting lesson from Cheryl.

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JANUARY 2018

To add our support to the 'Show the Love' campaign for climate change we made green hearts using a variety of craft methods.

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DECEMBER 2017

A very relaxed and happy group of SPArkles ladies met at Cheryl's house for an evening of wreath making.

These wreaths were made by knotting strips of fabric and ribbon to a wire frame...a very easy but effective Christmas craft.

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SPARKLES CHRISTMAS TREE

Each year SPArkles WI exhibit a decorated Christmas tree at the Christmas Tree Festival in St Andrew's Church....and this year is OUR BEST TREE EVER!

Members of the craft club worked hard to produce pink and sparkly decorations linked to our 'Alleviating Loneliness' resolution and the tree is full of birds and birdhouses along with pink hearts showing various things we can do to help those who may be lonely.

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NOVEMBER 2017

We met at Karen's house and made lots of jolly snowmen out of socks.

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OCTOBER 2017

We tried our hand at rag rugging.

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