Gt. Blakenham Craft Club

Great Blakenham Craft Club is open to anyone living not just in Great Blakenham, but anywhere in the surrounding area, the club meets from 2-4pm every Monday, other than bank holidays in the Parish Room, Stowmarket Road, Great Blakenham. The Parish Room is the building with a green door more or less opposite the Chequers Public House, and it has 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 covers 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.

In the first picture, there is their first batch of more than 350 Suffolk Puffs. They mentioned in an earlier report, that they are contributing to a project involving the Embroiderers Guild and the Museum for East Anglian Life, who are both celebrating their 50th anniversaries this year and are aiming for an entry in The Guiness Book of Records to make the longest caterpillar in the world, from Suffolk Puffs.

Various schools, clubs and individuals are taking part and the caterpillar will then be on display at the museum in Stowmarket.

In July, their workshop involved using Brusho, a pigment powder activated by spraying a mist of water. Each of the pigments is made up of many colours and no two pieces will ever be the same. Members had fun ‘playing’ with the powders to create different backgrounds and samples to be used in their card making. Check out what’s going on throughout the next few months, below.

Monday 4th September: Boxed-up

Monday 2nd October: Kantha

Monday 13th November: Mini Makes Month

Monday 4th December: Christmas Party 

If all this sounds interesting, there is currently room for new members, so if you would like to join, 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.crossstitching.com/greatblakenhamcraftclub

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