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    Craft Club Project Seven – Crochet

    We decided to have a go at crochet and learn the skills through our volunteers Rima and Sophie sharing their knowledge with us. We used different coloured wools and yarns and began by learning the different stitches which could then be turned into designs. Participants worked hard to practice and develop often finding it fiddly...
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    Craft Club Project Six – Upcycled Mosaics

    For our sixth project we found photo frames and tealights in charity shops to upcycle. We used glass mosaic tiles to reinvigorate the tired surfaces and create vibrant patterns. Participants developed skills in cutting tiles and making unique patterns with colour and shape. They worked together choosing frames and thinking about how to improve them...
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    Craft Club Project Five – Valentines wall hangings

    Craft Club’s fifth project was working with air-drying clay to create valentines clay themed wall-hangings. With this clay there is no need to fire in a kiln so working with it is different. It is important the participants share and teach the use of different mediums and materials to further their learning and confidence with...
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