Spring is for (Easy Peasy Fabric) Flowers!
Lambs are now starting to bounce around the farmland locally and the rabbits and hares are about in force too.
Whitchurch is full of ducks, swans and other birds all preparing to become parents. Meanwhile human parents are trying to fill their days with interesting things for their kids to do!!! Did anyone make Easter hats at the Silk Mill? Or go on an Easter Egg Hunt?
It was great to see you all last time!
It was so great to see so many of you at our last meeting which was also Crafty Affairs 1st anniversary. We hope to see you all again through the coming year. The nibbles and wine went down a treat and I am sure that more than one of us went away with something from the sale and donation tables! Has anyone made anything from something they have picked up from any of the sale tables? Hopefully some photos will go up on our Facebook page soon.
Welcome to our new members, Rosanna, Jacqui, Sally, Sarah and Hazel too!
What a great turnout we had on Tuesday evening when we had a go at making the Easy Peasy Fabric Flower shown here. I hope everyone went home with either a completed flower or at the very least an understanding of the technique. You can access the step by step instructions here.
Websites to take a look at:
We will try and highlight a few websites we think are useful on our Facebook page and on the newsletter – if you have any you have particularly found useful or have a craft based one of your own let us know!!
|Our own Facebook page!||https://www.facebook.com/CraftyAffairs|
|National Needlework Archive||http://www.nationalneedleworkarchive.org.uk|
|Whitchurch Silk Mill||https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whitchurch-Silk-Mill|
The next time we get together will be on Wednesday 25th April where local lacemaker Glenys Wilkins will be talking about and showing us some lace, encouraging us to have a go ourselves! We meet at The Gill Nethercott Centre in Whitchurch (next to The Silk Mill) starting at 7.30pm. We don’t have a membership fee, just pay £1.50 when you come along, which includes refreshments.
Courses & Craft Events etc
Crafty Affairs friend, Jane Keelan, is holding her annual Samaritan’s fund raising morning on Saturday, 21st April at 10:30am at The Gill Nethercott Centre and features a Pampered Chef ‘party’; lots of goodies to see and try, followed by a taster session of food made using the equipment! There is a charge of £3 per person to help cover costs and include refreshment, with commission of sales going to the Samaritan’s. Pay at the door when you attend or purchcase advance tickets by contacting Crafty Affairs.
Willow basket weaving – there are various courses at different levels starting end of April through the summer in Berkshire & Surrey – see http://www.stripeybasket.co.uk/course dates.htm for details.
Support your local events!
Whitchurch Festival & Fete takes place on the 7th July and where better to sell you crafts than at the local fete? Application forms and more information available from http://whitchurchfestival.co.uk/fete_2012.html. Rosie’s Gifts and Snuggly Sockimals, both based in Whitchurch, are hoping to be therealong with Rosie’s Gifts. Check out the Whitchurch Facebook page for daily updates on what is happening locally for the Jubilee and Olympics.
All Hallows Church Fete – 14th July 2pm – no further details available yet.
Diary photograph courtesy of Stuart Miles at www.freedigitalphotos.net