Great Blakenham Craft Club

The club is open to anyone living not just in Great Blakenham, but anywhere in the surrounding area. The meet every Monday other than bank holidays in the Parish Room, Stowmarket Road, Great Blakenham from 2-4pm from February to December.

The Parish Room is the building with a green door, more or less opposite the Chequers Public House, with its own parking area at the rear. It 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.

They took notebooks to their painting and decorating workshop, in August and painted a piece of card, embossed it and then decorated it with various die cuts. It was outside the comfort zone of many members, as it was quite industrial/steampunk rather than pink, butterflies and glitter, but everyone completed the project and rather enjoyed it. Although everyone started from the same point, no two notebooks were the same.

In September, with Christmas on the horizon, box making was their project and members were shown how the same procedure can be used to make boxes of any size or shape, plus a simple idea for a gift caddy so everyone is now prepared. The rest of this years programme are as followed; Kantha on Monday 2nd October, Mini Makes Month on Monday 13th November and AGM & Christmas Party on Monday 4th December.

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, visit: www.greatblakenhamcraftclub

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