If you’re interested in crafts and want to learn some new skills then the friendly monthly Crafty Ladies group at the Washburn Heritage Centre at Fewston church is for you.
I’ve been a member for a couple of years, didn’t know anyone when I joined, and I’ve made new friends and really enjoyed it.
Meeting on the last Saturday of the month from 9.30am-noon, members of all ages come from as far afield as York, Harrogate and Otley as well as from the parish of Fewston and outlying farms.
Painting on silk was a popular session at the Washburn Heritage Centre Crafty Ladies group while (above) Pat and Samantha are hard at work with their needlework
Recent classes have included learning silk painting techniques, making stunning jewellery, Christmas decorations, felting, rag rugging, contemporary crocheting and stone painting, The next session will be making dry felt Easter chicks.
If you have your own projects to work on – a number of members do needlework – then you can bring that if you prefer.
The next meeting is on March 28 and if you’d like to come along, or know more about the group, drop me a message on the blog and I’ll put you in touch with Alison, the organiser.
The cost is just £3 per session which includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Tree of Life cross stitch I was working on at the last Crafty Ladies group
There are so many things going on down at Fewston that it’s worth a trip out to see the ever-changing exhibitions and we also do lunches and teas several weekends a month, as well as a community lunch.
See the Heritage Centre website for details of when the tearoom is open and make a point of calling in if you’re doing a reservoir walk.