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.
Next meeting: Wednesday 22 July 2020, 7.00pm on Zoom
At craft club tonight we trialed a virtual craft club on Zoom. We chose to work on our own project or download a free colouring page from Rosie Philpott, a local artist. The technology was a success and we produced some colourful artwork.
At craft club tonight we all chose a name for our artistic alter ego and did abstract paintings. Here are the finished paintings by (in no particular order) Anna Blythe The Achiever, Anastasia Beckwith The Sensational, Luna Whitwell The Fantastic, Viola Wilde The Romantic, and Delilah Ravensworth The Fantastic. All art available to buy with a £3,000 price tag!
We had fun with cork place mats, old CDs and Christmas decorations, and lots of glue!
Cheryl taught us some basic macramé skills using knots to create decorative textiles.
We made decorative boxes out of paper. Much easier to do than they look.
Cheryl led us through some sketching exercises which culminated in drawings of fantasy villages.
Because we had enjoyed it so much, we continued with our embroideries
We had a quiet, contemplative evening tackling embroideries within small embroidery hoops.
We had great fun trying out pastel pencils and crayons. These masterpieces were drawn by Karen.
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.
We tried our hand at glass painting, which we all really enjoyed
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.
Caroline took the May meeting and showed us how to decorate containers with decoupage.
We mastered the intricate art of iris folding to create these beautiful and colourful cards.
To combat the winter blues Karen taught us how to make these beautiful paper flowers.
An inspiring acrylic painting lesson from Cheryl.
To add our support to the 'Show the Love' campaign for climate change we made green hearts using a variety of craft methods.
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.
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.
We met at Karen's house and made lots of jolly snowmen out of socks.
We tried our hand at rag rugging.