Crafty Affairs is a brand new club
Based in Whitchurch and attracting women, men and youngsters to crafting socially, from Whitchurch and the surrounding area.
The club aim to provide demonstrations and set up workshops to cover a variety of interests. No doubt some of the crafters who attend will be expert enough to share their skills and encourage novice crafters to get going on their particular interest. However, you really don’t need to have any prior skills at all, just come and meet friendly, like minded people, whether novice, expert or yet to get started crafters to share hints, tips and ideas and swap patterns and skills in a fun and happy atmosphere.
When you come along you will find free use of a variety of crafting books, magazines, patterns and templates you can thumb through to provide you with inspiration! There will also be various ‘Crafty Baskets’ full of items for you to use, either completely free or for a small charge; 5p or 10p for example alongside some brand new items sourced by Crafty Affairs and available to you at cost.
Our meetings are held on each 2nd Tuesday and 4th Wednesday of every month in the hope that a choice of days will help those with prior commitments to come along at least once a month. You will find us in the Gill Nethercott Centre, Winchester Roard, Whitchurch, between 7.30pm and 9.30pm. If you can’t get there for 7.30pm, it doesn’t matter, simply turn up at a time suit you.
There are no club or membership fees – just pay £1.50 at the door – refreshments are included.
We are encouraging the donation of any items, idly gathering dust at home, however small, that could be used by others in their crafting; anything will be welcomed and gratefully received!
Crafty Affairs has been advertised locally in Whitchurch and in the surrounding area:
- on radio stations Andover Sound, Wave 105, Kestrel Radio, Wave FM
- in local papers The Basingstoke Gazette and The Andover Advertiser
- on Hampshire County Council’s Events Guide
- on local websites, www.thewhitchurchweb.org, www.whitchurch.org.uk, the latter commenting:
Creativity in Whitchurch
Whitchurch is becoming quite an arty, creative town, with regular exhibitions, the Off the Walls initiative with businesses, pottery workshops, thought provoking sessions with Creative Conundrums, painted bollards in the streets, live music in the pubs, film evenings, and the wide range of Whitchurch Arts events – from Earth Hour and Pumpkin decorating, to window displays and competitions.
Then there is the recently opened Daisydown craft shop, the new Velvet Rose fashion boutique and the Dolls House, all adding to the patchwork quilt that makes the town the great place it is to live.
Crafty Affairs very much hopes that you will come along bringing any previous work you have completed to show everyone, along with whatever you are currently working on.
We look forward to seeing you!