Craft – Karen Coleman

Well, how has it been? Lockdown obviously! I have been sent some lovely pictures of things people have created. Special mention to Kathleen Turnbull, South Gosforth WI, who made fabric boxes, see picture. Skilled and beautiful… as every WI lady is!

The Craft Committee is ready and waiting for when we are allowed to get together. In readiness preparation is underway for our first return to a craft session at Cresswell House, which will be Paper Cutting. I started yonks ago and loved it, simple using paper but a bit dangerous using a scalpel…! But then government guidance stopped all our plans. However, I have been practicing a ‘new way’, which involves crafting in plastic gloves and wearing a face mask…

At Cresswell House, if we have to keep socially distanced at 2m we can have a session upstairs; so, I have paced out the space, worked out 6 people maximum. Granted it may have the feel of sitting an exam in the gym at school in rows all spaced apart but needs must in order to keep us all safe. However, I am willing to do as many sessions as needed so those who apply can get a go. Some sessions will be as always on a Saturday. If guidance changes to 1m or 1.5m then I may increase class size slightly.

For the session I would show you the how to, then tips and hints on how to do it better, before letting you loose on two pictures you will finish and take home framed. You would get all the kit you would need to take home afterwards along with a couple of templates to work on. But I will not be providing face masks or gloves, those you will need to bring with you along with a packed lunch, but I will bring cake…   


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