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 2019 dates are as follows (craft fayre dates are lower down the page):
CHARITY FOCUS 2019 The Food Bank in Wednesbury received a donation recently of mini knitted hats. (See the photo showing some of them.) We have decided to donate these 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 with a hat sold, 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, 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. We are having this as our charity focus this year and will have a stall at the Craft Fayre to raise awareness and, hopefully, be able to donate many more hats to the cause. Please note: Innocent Smoothies need these hats early July so can you let us have them by end of May or at the Craft Club meeting on 1st June. (They probably need them to place on their drinks for the winter.)
CRAFT FAYRES Please make a note in your diaries of the craft fayres for this year: Summer Craft Fayre on Saturday 15th June (yes, we know that, officially, summer starts on 21st June) See poster below. 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 later in the year) (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.