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Carsphairn Craft Group

The Craft Group was set up in 2013 to give like-minded people somewhere to meet, craft, chat and have a cuppa.

Since then it has gone from strength to strength, meeting every Friday except between Christmas and New Year.

There are usually between 8 and 10 of us all working away on our projects.

There are spinners, embroiderers, knitters, crocheters and weavers. Some even do all of it!

So if you're having bother with a craft project, there's a good chance someone will be able to help, or we'll know someone who can.

In 2016 we started having informal workshops to let us all try a new skill. So far these have included mosaic, patchwork, silk painting and contact printing.

Have a look at the gallery below for examples of our work.


Forthcoming Workshops!

  • September - Mosaics
  • October - Lino Printing
  • November - Candle Making
  • December - Lampshade Making and Willow Wreathes.

See the calendar for exact dates.


Current Office Bearers -

Chair - Jane Metcalf

Secretary- Gail Challis

Treasurer - Ruth Williams

Committee members - Heather Hickman, Lorraine Challis, Ivy Bell, Helga Gottschalk, Sheila Hey, Maggie Phillips, Janet Renouf-Miller, Anne Talman


We meet every Friday from 9am - 12noon in Lagwyne Hall, Carsphairn.

Everyone is very welcome; come and see us and have a cuppa!

Contact details - Email



Craft Group Constitution.

Contact Printing Workshop - photos by Maggie

Contact Printing pic

Prep

Contact Printing pic

Leaves on cloth before steaming.

Contact Printing pic

Results on paper after steaming

Contact Printing pic

Results after steaming.

Crochet pic

Rainbow scarf made by Gail. Silk dyed with plants and handspun then crochetted.

Crochet pic

Tunisian crochet jacket made by Gail.

Crochet pic

Handspun Gotland gloves made by Gail.

Embroidery pic

Hand-made bag embroidered by Ruth.

Embroidery pic

Ruth embroidered over her handwoven panel.

Embroidery pic

Embroidery by Lorraine.

Embroidery pic

Embroidery by Lorraine.

Embroidery pic

Embroidered by Lorraine.

Embroidery pic

Hand embroidered by Maggie

Embroidery pic

Embroidery by Maggie.

Embroidery pic

Embroidery by Maggie.

Embroidery pic

Needlecase embroidered by Maggie.

Embroidery pic

Embroidered by Gail.

Embroidery pic

Embroidered by Heather.

Knitting pic

Knitted Scarf by Heather.

Knitting pic

Socks knitted by Heather.

Marbling pic

Helping with marbling, photo by Maggie.

Marbling pic

Marbling by Maggie

Dorset Buttons pic

Dorest buttons crafted by Ruth to match her knitted cardigan.

Straw Trees pic

Straw Christmas Trees made by Sheila.

Mosaic pic

Mosaic on glass tea-light made by Ruth.

Mosaic pic

Mosaic coaster made by Heather.

Mosaic pic

Mosaic coaster by Gail.

Silk Painting pic

Original design, silk painted by Heather.

Silk Painting pic

Original silk design, painted by Heather.

Silk Painting pic

Silk painting by Gail.

Weaving pic

Ruth's weaving from Janet's workshop, ready for embellishment.

Weaving pic

Gail's weaving from Janet's workshop, made into bag with Dorset button.