Great Blakenham Craft Club

This club is open to anyone living not just in Great Blakenham, but anywhere in the surrounding area. We meet every Monday (other than bank holidays) in Great Blakenham Parish Room on Stowmarket Road, from 2-4pm. There is plenty of parking space, the building is fully accessible for anyone in a wheelchair and has disabled facilities within.

Members pay £2 per meeting to cover hall hire, refreshments, the monthly workshop goody bag and weekly raffle prizes. Alternatively, if you would just like to come and bring your own project to work on, enjoy their company and make new friends without doing the workshops, the charge is £1.50 per meeting. Members take it in turns to make the tea.

Their workshop for October was Kantha, a style of stitching which originated in Bengal and was used to make bedding from saris. Their afternoon started with a short history and a simple heart pattern followed by a choice of pattern (an elephant, a cat, flowers or birds) for subsequent pieces.

It’s Mini Makes on Monday 13th November and their AGM and the last meeting of the year will take place on Monday 27th November, as members have decided they would like to go out for a Christmas meal this year. This will be on Monday 4th December at The Chequers, kindly organised by Shirley Biggs.

The club year starts again on Monday 5th February  and the 2018 programme will appear in the January edition of In Touch.

If all this sounds interesting there is currently room for new members so if you would like to join them please get in touch. Although the club is all ladies at present, gentlemen who would like to learn crafts are welcome.

For more information, contact Jackie Durrant on 01449 672 690 // Or visit: www.cross-stitching.com/greatblakenhamcraftclub

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