Our craft groups have shared some of their creations as inspiration. Please get in touch to find out more about our craft class, and things you can do from home until our doors open again.
COMMUNITY KNITTING PROJECT
Caerphilly Miners' Centre:
Calling on Knitters!
Would you like to knit a rectangle?
Last year volunteers and participants at Caerphilly Miners knitted over 500 rectangles at home. These were stitched into 12 attractive blankets by one of our volunteers and will go to the Caerphilly Benefice for neeedy families in our community.
You can help!
Cast on 40 stitches using double knit wool and 4mm needles (old size 8). Working in garter stitch (every row knit) work until your rectangle measures 10 1/2 inches (approx. 110 rows). Cast off. You can knit as many or few as you like in any colour.
When we open again we'll be glad to receive them and our volunteers will stitch them together.
Here is a picture of my SNOOD being made. Hobbycraft 'Head in the clouds' wool (two balls, 4ply) with 56 stitches on a 6mm wall. I am half way through knitting a 60 inch long loop. It's very light and fluffy.
Mary made this gorgeous crochet owl which only took her one evening to make!
Eve's knitted a little bear with a mask!
Joy made a gorgeous knitted rabbit for her new grandchild!
I found creating the pebble art pics therapeutic, challenging but very satisfying.
The pebbles themselves came from two main sources, websites and beaches. Two very kind friends who collected various sizes whilst walking their dogs by the sea. The glue used is an ordinary craft glue, quick drying, and dries clear, thankfully. Each picture was made for a specific reason eg moving house, no two the same.
The background message to which the pebbles were stuck to I printed off the computer or with wooden Scrabble letters, some with additions of hearts, twigs for benches or real keys depending on the theme.
I leave to dry overnight, then I attached the frame, which can be a little tricky.
The best bit, giving as gifts!
Sewing projects for the NHS
Sheila has created her own unique design of scrub bags with sewn on hearts and NHS letters.
Jewellery & Card Making
This set was made with glass pearls, magnetic beads and larger patterned glass beads. A cord was used to support the necklace and bracelet. Between the middle beads, the cord was fastened to hold them in place.
Made by Jan Watkins
I’m a bit of a magpie and have a stash of pictures, photos old cards etc. The plan has always been to go through them to use for cards. Not being able to get out or buy anything and having all the time in the world. I’ve been mounting them on colour coordinated card and adding the appropriate greeting and achieving cards for free!!! Now that’s what I like. Linda Boyce
Ticia has also made fabric ear protectors and masks for the NHS.
Ticia has made drawstring scrub bags for the NHS. Measures 17" x 20"
Lovely scrub bags for the NHS. The pattern was obtained from watching a You Tube video. Mary claims she wanted to be useful and help out our wonderful NHS.
Here are the two quilts for my granddaughters in development.
They’re nearly ready to put the borders on the machine...Will I get them finished for May? Well that's the goal.
Borders on at the quilt stage now. I’m nearly on the last lap. The next stage is to quilt them onto a cosy backing.
Finished just about...