17.5.2013 Craft Club competition!
And the winner is...
Elaine from Hampshire. Well done!
To celebrate Craft Club being at Wool House at Somerset House from 13 - 24 March and at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia from 14 - 17 March – we launched a competition for you to win a hamper of lovely woolley goodies.
Also thrown in were two luxury cushions from talented textile maker Sarah Elwick and a subscription to one of our favourite magazines – Crafts.
10.12.2012 Craft Club Make Me Sweet
04.02.2012 Cauliflower Jumper!
Hello Craft Club,
I came to the Sainsbury Centre Craft Club and also the Cinema City event. I am pleased to report that my (learning disabled) daughter Saskia has started to knit having sworn blind for years that she couldn't learn (it's too complicated). Inspired by your colleague Martin's knitted square with the letter M on it that he knitted while the session was going on, she has used the mini needle set and wool to knit a square with a letter E for her niece Ella. It's a bit rough and bumpy but believe me it's a major achievement for Sas. Picture attached!
I am hoping to get to the SCVA Craft Club tomorrow too
This year Craft Club joined up with Arts Award to offer a tailored package for the two new Arts Award levels Discover and Explore. Selected leaders of Craft Clubs from the London and South East region were selected to pilot the initiative, receive training and achieve Arts Award Advisor status. The scheme enables young people between the ages of 7 and 25 to gain their Arts Award Discover and Explore levels through the activity they participate in with Craft Club and we are anticipating around 100 successful young people to have achieved either Discover or Explore by the end of the current term, some of which are already complete. Below are some photographs of some of the log books completed by the children in the Craft Clubs and you can find more in the gallery.
To find out more about Arts Award, and to read up on the two new levels of Arts Award; Discover & Explore, click here.
This September sees the launch of an upcoming Craft Club partnership exhibition ‘Beauty is the First Test’ at the Pump House Gallery in Battersea Park, London. The exhibition opens on Wednesday 12 September and is a group exhibition that “will explore how mathematical concepts underpin craft techniques and artistic development, in an attempt to demystify a subject that intimidates both adults and children, by showing unique and stimulating works of art”.
During the course of the exhibition there will be a Craft Club volunteer training session, a number of volunteer led Craft Clubs, and various other Craft workshops and happenings, for more information and dates visit the website here.
We have another new event date for you this month! We are extremely excited to announce the 4th Craft Club Cinema Knit-a-long which will be at Norwich Cinema City on Saturday 8th September from 12pm - 1pm, tickets are available to book through eventbrite here.
Also, we are excited to announce some new Craft Clubs at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts on the following dates:
Sunday 7 October
Sunday 11 November
Sunday 9 December
Catch a sneak preview of the Craft Club film below:
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We are extremely excited to announce the launch of the Knitted Sweetie Shop at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in October. Craft Club have been participants in the Knitting and Stitching show since we launched back in 2009 and have seen participation in our knitting stand go from strength to strength. This year we are inviting people to spend the long summer days knitting delicious creations for the Knitted Sweetie Shop! If you'd like to be a part of the project then there are free sweetie patterns available on the UKHKA website here. If you have your own patterns for sweets, chocolate and all things delicious that you think would be suitable then please send them into us via email, or upload them to the Craft Club website here!
On Sunday 3rd June 2012, we will be celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in collaboration with Start Imagining and the Old Royal Naval College. 'From Tip to Ship' is a competition from Start Imagining and partnered by us here at Craft Club, which invited groups of between 2 and 6 children to make a model of a boat or a ship using reclaimed materials - and it doesn't need to float! The competition entries have been collated and the winning boats will be announced on Sunday 3rd June from 12pm - 5pm at The Big Jubilee Lunch, the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9NN.
Start are also working with a local school to help weave/knit a garment for the Start Imagining personage on 24, 25, 29, 30, 31 May at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Commerell Street, SE 10 9AN. Each session will run from around 9am - 3pm and volunteers can opt to do as many or as few hours as they wish.
If you would like to volunteer at either of these events to help us teach more people how to knit and/or crcohet, then please contact us at email@example.com!
After announcing the next few training days in our Craft Club e-bulletin last week we are excited to be warming up for the Vicotira & Albert Museum evening training event next Friday 18th May. The event will give an insight into what Craft Club is, how you can get involved with Craft Club, and give training on how you might go about running your Craft Club. After this there will be a short speech from Stitch London's Lauren O'Farrell who will talk to us about her independent projects, her inspirations, and where she has taken her craft skills. Lauren will then run practical workshops and we'll all make lovely amazing knitted creatures! To book tickets click here, to read more about Lauren click here We're all jolly excited!!