What do we do?
Knitting – Patchwork – Embroidery -Felting -Crochet –
Altering – Creating – Mending – Designing –
Encouraging – Teaching – Sharing –
and Lots more!
We are moving for the summer!
Our new home until October will be at
The Public Home, Addenbrooke’s Road CB2 9AS See you there!
We meet on Monday evenings from 6.30 to 9.00pm at The Public Home, 93 Addenbrooke’s Road, CB2 9AS
We operate as a drop-in, we are not a formal club, so come when you can.
We have sewing machines, fabrics and equipment for many types of stitchery and we help each other with our projects.
Admission is free, we ask for a donation of £3 towards the hire of the hall
I go to Stitchers when I can, because there is nothing as companionable as sitting with a friendly group, doing a sewing job or getting on with a small project. Carol
It’s doing things together, isn’t it?
“It’s important to pass these crafts and skills on to others” Margaret
The Story of the Stitchers
Members’ Recommendations and Useful Links
We all have our favourite shops for creative crafts, especially the ones that also run workshops and classes. We love the Sheep Shop , for example, if you are looking for creative inspiration and groups to join. If you haven’t found it yet, you are in for a treat!
Kits can be a great way to get started. Ehrman have a tremendous range of needlepoint tapestry kits for sale. You can see one of the finished products in our Cushion Cavalcade
There is also a very useful website www.photo2stitch.co.uk which we have used to create the panel featuring the Trumpington Village Sign from original artwork by Sheila Betts.
Geoff Rosenberg of Stitch Fabrics has been holding monthly fabric sales in Trumpington Village Hall for many years. He is very enthusiastic and helpful and has recently been joined by Maggie of Textile Garden haberdashery. They both sell online, but it is great to be able to see and feel before buying
Carol suggests a look at this inspiring website http://easternregiontextileforum.co.uk/ this includes forthcoming exhibitions etc. and a list of Forum members who offer workshops including Claire, a textile artist we will be engaging for some workshops.
Yong has sent us the link to a wonderful tutorial showing how to make a bunny out of a garter stitch square. Great for beginners and fun for all!
Have a look for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6Kgi6ns38c
Jackie recommends: Starting to Sew
A facebook group for sewing beginners with lots of helpful videos etc.
Our Equipment and Materials
Thanks to grants from Cambridge City Council, and donations from John Lewis and local residents, we have a selection of sewing machines and other equipment available, and a wonderful collection of materials, yarns, and haberdashery to work with.
We are also grateful to the Trumpington Residents’ Association, which manages the Trumpington Pavilion where we meet, and where we store our resources.
We use recycled materials as much as possible, and are members of Cambridge City Council Scrapstore which is an excellent local source of recycled craft supplies.