Our 'Craft and Chat' sessions are held once a month (usually on the first Saturday each month, most months) 2 pm to 4 pm. Check our posts on Facebook to see forthcoming dates of meetings if we don't post them here. Bring whatever you're working on and enjoy a chat and refreshments. Just 50p each session. We meet in St Bartholomew's Church Hall in Wednesbury (bottom of Church Hill). If you wish to join us you will be very welcome. The remaining 2019 dates are as follows: 3rd August 2-4 pm 7th September 2-4 pm 5th October 2-4 pm 2nd November 1-4 pm - this is for a Craft Fayre (see craft fayre dates lower down the page)
We are happy to advise you about Saxon Hill Craft Barn. The Craft Barn is a non-profit and charitable organisation at Chasewater. It is a resource and recycling centre, providing work based learning opportunities for young people and adults with physical and learning difficulties. It really is an Aladdin’s Cave of creativity and everything is sold at a low cost. They are open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 2 pm. It’s well worth a visit and afterwards you can use the cafe in the Innovation Centre or sit outside by the pool. There is also a tea room at the Station. There are play areas for children too so it makes a nice day out. Check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saxonhillcraftbarn/
CHARITY FOCUS 2019 Our charity focus started when the Food Bank in Wednesbury received a donation of mini knitted hats. After that some of our crafters and people from church knitted or crocheted more hats. Thank you to all of you. (See the photo above showing what we have been able to donate to the ‘Innocent smoothies Big Knit project’. http://www.thebigknit.co.uk The Big Knit started back in 2003 with an idea. They asked people to knit little woolly hats, then they put them on their smoothies. For each smoothie sold with a hat, they gave 25p to Age UK. Since then, 7.5 million hats have been knit and donated. Nearly £2.5 million has been raised for Age UK so far (that figure includes other donations). What a fabulous idea! If you want more information (and knitting patterns) please look at their website. If you are able to knit a few hats for us to donate to this cause in the future, can you pass them on to somebody who is a member of the Craft Club or who goes to St Bartholomew’s Church please otherwise pop them into Wednesbury’s Food Bank and they will pass them on to us. Alternatively, you can donate them individually yourself. Thank you. Please note: We have already passed on this year's donation of hats as Innocent Smoothies needed them early July.
CRAFT FAYRES Please make a note in your diaries of the next craft fayre for this year: Christmas Craft Fayre on Saturday 2nd November (this is only a provisional date for a possible craft fayre at the moment - a final decision will be made soon). (If the Christmas Craft Fayre goes ahead then there will not be a Craft Club meeting that afternoon.)
Below is a slideshow of our Christmas Craft Fayre 2018. It was a fabulous afternoon:
All profits made from our craft fayres are saved for a project in Church or the church hall. In the past we used some of the money and gifted a new Common Worship Book (Presidents edition) to the Church which was blessed by the Bishop of Wolverhampton, the Rt Revd Clive Gregory (andLynn made a beautiful bookmark to be used in the book). This photo doesn't do it justice.
Take a look in the slideshow below at some items our members have made:
We shared a stall with 'Wednesbury Churches Together' at Wednesbury Carnival in July 2018. It was a lovely sunny day and we had a great afternoon.