Each term we invite a celebrity maker to pick a winning image from the Craft Club gallery. To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is upload images of your Craft Club taking part of some crafty activities!
This is an example of one of the fantastic prizes your club could win if you upload images of your craft club online.
One of our previous winners said, "So amazing the effect an exciting box of goodies has in getting everyones imaginations going!" Helen Pillot de Chenecey
We invited our local WI to join us at Craft Club by writing them a lovely letter. We decorated the letter with illustrations. They now love joining us every wednesday for crafty fun
Katherine May is renowned for bringing a unique touch to the craft of quilt making, by combining her knowledge of resourceful textile techniques with her interest in new forms of design and community that promotes 'home-grown' materials and knowledge.
Her individual making practice is interlaced with a passion for passing on skills and Katherine is often working with community groups, families and schools, to make textiles that reveal their personal stories.
In 2010 Katherine was commissioned to make 5 quilts for Liberty of London Store, to coincide with the Victoria and Albert Museum's exhibition; Quilts 1800-2010. In 2011 she made a patchwork storytelling den, inviting Mothers and Daughters inside to make patchwork from their old clothing. This exhibition was part of a group show by Crafts Council Hothouse makers. Her recent work combines video alongside textiles that tells the story of her textile sorting and making process.
This Autumn Katherine will start a part-time Ma at UCL, studying; Culture, Materials and Design, where she will continue her investigations in the significance of textiles and textile making on peoples lives.
Katherine May has also recently compiled an activity worksheet for Craft Club, which will become available in the new term!