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People With Crafty Skills Enjoy A Great Time Together

Published on: 15 May, 2013
Updated on: 15 May, 2013

The Craft in Company group that meets once a month at St Francis’ Church Hall, Weston Road, Westborough (off Aldershot Road) is steadily growing.

There were eight regular crafters at the most recent session with a couple of new faces. The group says it’s great to see some new crafts alongside the regular knitters, jewellery makers and sewers. The group is open to all abilities – just take along your own project

You can be inspired by others, share tips of your hobby with others and receive advice in return.
 
Traditional

The picture above shows an example of traditional patchworking method known as English paper piecing using hexagons and great for working on in small sections. It’s very portable, easy to sew while sitting waiting for ballet and music lessons, in the car waiting for the school pick up. And then once a month spread it out on the hall floor to see the layout and work out the next stage. 

Craig learned to crochet working night shifts.
Craig learned to crochet when he had some time while on night shifts.
Rug making.
Rug making.
Sugar craft.
Sugar craft.
Pergamano - parchment craft.

The above photo shows pergamano – parchment craft, the art of embellishing and decorating parchment paper / vellum through the use of techniques such as embossing, perforating, cutting and colouring.

Miniature hats.

Seen above, miniature hats to fit out an Edwardian hat shop. Linda is taking a break from her doll’s house project and making a street scene.

Try this for size!
Try this for size!
 
There are crafts books to browse and toys for young children to play with. The cost is only £3 per session, to include hot drinks and cake.

Every first Friday of the month from 10am to noon, at St Francis’ Church Hall, Weston Road, Guildford GU2 8BU.

More details from Jyl Wheeler on 01483 852493.

There are lots of things going on in the Westborough and Park Barn area of Guildford. For details of many of the groups, societies, organisations, etc, click here to see the Joining In! website, a project co-ordinated by David Rose, along with the community safety wardens and run by Voluntary Action South West Surrey.

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