Craft Club





“It has been a lovely experience working on products as part of Artcore’s Craft Club. I receive great support and the sessions have helped bring out the creativity in me. I want to thank all the staff and the rest of the Craft Club team.” 

Linda Mangsatabam , Craft Club Maker



Craft Club Makers

  • Tahmina Almas
  • Gayle Allsop
  • Marion O’Donovan
  • Ant Sacco
  • Hiral Kalani
  • Lin Ho Wan
  • Chris Twydell
  • Asra Ali
  • Linda Mangsatabam
  • Mary Smith

Craft Club is an exciting initiative from Artcore that upskills selected workshop participants and provides them with the materials, equipment and advice so that they can create craft items to be sold in our new shop, Craftcore. The project demonstrates that creating and selling artworks can be a viable alternative career path that anyone can consider. Craft Club meets once a week and the Makers work in a given material to create a variety of products that are then sold in our shop. When an item sells, a portion of the proceeds go to the Maker who designed and crafted the item. Products made and sold so far have been mosaics, pinch pots, pendants, linocut tote bags, Christmas and Valentines decorations.

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
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
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