Craft Club is every third Wednesday of the month (the Wednesday after the meeting) from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Marks and Spencers’ cafe in Camberley. 

Our craft group started in 2015. We work on projects together, share our own skills or bring along whatever you want to try your hand at.

2019 Projects

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Our first project in 2019 is a granny square, which will be led by our President Tracy. We will have supplies, or bring along your own wool (double-knit or chunky) and a crochet hook (4.5mm for DK or 6.5mm for chunky) and you will be able to continue your project at home.

2018 Tablecloth

Our project for 2018 was a tablecloth. We asked each member to contribute a 12×12 inch (30cmx30cm) square, with a 10×10 inch design in the middle that shows what the WI means to you. You could sew it on, felt it on, draw it on etc. Here are some examples which inspired:

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“Craft a Tilly” Competition

screen-shot-2016-09-14-at-22-43-10We ran a “Craft a Tilly” Competition from our September 2016 meeting, asking our members to each make a Tilly in any way; sew, knit, crochet, bake,ice, paint, draw, clay, lego, limo, paper-cut, papier-mâché, paper-fold, collage, photograph, whichever craft floated their boat.
We brought them the Tillies for judging at our November 2016 meeting where we voted with coins, with the proceeds going to our Toilet Twinning fund. We’ll now take the Tillies as mascots at our public awareness and fundraising events.
Your Tillies were big and small, (one was life size!) or teeny-tiny.  There were only two rules:
- she must be predominantly green and brown
- she must be wearing her goggles.

 

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The first project was knitted brooches, followed by making Twiddlemuffs, chosen to help kick start the Tilly WIdgets in their charity/community work. The pattern is here http://www.whh.nhs.uk/_store/documents/twiddlemuffsknittingpattern.pdf

As you can see from the collection below, you can decorate them how you like.  Some of the Twiddlemuffs went to Anchorstone Nursing Home in Camberley and one now has a home in the Alzheimers Cafe box of goodies.  The first Alzheimers Cafe in the UK started in Farnborough  in 2000. There are now 27 cafes in England.  More details are here http://www.alzheimercafe.co.uk

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We also knitted and crocheted poppies for a yarnbomb for Remembrance Day 2015.  The pattern for both is here http://highstreetdeal.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Womensweekly_knitted_and_crocheted_poppy_ww_.pdf

 

Knitted and crocheted poppies