STITCHING AND SELF-SEPARATION IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
Sadly, we can no longer get together to enjoy our stitching, so at Trumpington Stitchers we have had to change our ways.
We still have lots of lovely yarns if you want to do some knitting or crochet. We also have patterns for all sorts of projects, particularly if you want to make things for people in need. We will be adding details to this website, but meanwhile if you would like to know more, email Philippa
We will also be arranging to have our mobile stitching centre visiting public places around Trumpington, and if the weather is kind, we will sit and do some alfresco stitching, at a suitable distance (at least 2 metres) from one another.
We had our First session outside the Pavilion on Friday at 12noon. If all goes well, other venues will include the Centrum playground on Glebe Farm Drive, outside Trumpington Park School, on Hobsons Square and outside Sainsburys. We will advertise on local social media including the new website Trumpington.info
We are looking into the possibility of getting together online, perhaps even to having some virtual workshops. Meanwhile, we continue to Stitch for Charity so check out our patterns
IF YOU ARE NEW TO TRUMPINGTON, NEW TO STITCHING,
OR LOOKING FOR A FRIENDLY STITCHING GROUP, THIS COULD BE THE GROUP FOR YOU
We usually meet on Monday evenings from 6.30 to 9.00pm at Trumpington Pavilion, Paget Road CB2 9JF
We operate as a drop-in, not a formal club, so come when you can.
If you would like to know more about how we are organised, click here.
We have sewing machines, knitting & crochet equipment and yarns, and a good range of fabrics and equipment for many types of stitchery and creative textiles.
We are always happy to help one another with projects, and, as well as this informal help, we organise monthly workshops when one of us shows some of the others a particular skill. Workshops are usually held on the first Monday evening of the month, but we sometimes enlist the services of professional tutors when a group of us wants to learn a new skill, and also organise workshops at other times for groups in the community such as badgework for Scouts, teaching children to knit, and useful sewing for young parents.
We exchange ideas and skills we learn elsewhere. Look here for some of our favourite places to go, for materials, equipment and professional workshops, both real and digital. We have created a selection of starter packs to introduce you to new skills and we enjoy seeing what people have made as a result. If you want to know more about our meetings you can email us at email@example.com.
Many of our members use their stitching skills for a variety of charities, either as individuals or as part of our flourishing Stitching for Charity group at the Clay Farm Centre
We held a Craft Fair on Saturday June 29th in the Trumpington Village Hall. This raised funds to help with the Group’s running costs, and made available some beautiful and impressive work by local craftspeople who had stalls. We also hosted an international cafe as part of the Great Get Together movement.
We suggest a donation of £3 per session towards the hire of the Pavilion. Those who want to become members pay a subscription of £10 a year, and contribute £2 a session.
WE TAKE IT IN TURNS TO ACT AS HOST FOR ANYONE WHO COMES FOR THE FIRST TIME, AND WE ARE ALWAYS PLEASED TO SEE NEW PEOPLE AND TO MAKE SURE THEY ENJOY STITCHING WITH US.
DO COME ALONG AND GIVE US A TRY!
We share ideas and information on this website and on our Facebook Group
Trumpington Stitchers is a Time Credits Partner
We are just coming to the end of a major public art project associated with the enlargement of the village, “Trumpington 2016 – a Stitch in Time” The first quilts are now on display on the first floor of the new Clay Farm Centre, and we are planning a final set to mark the end of the expansion of Trumpington in 2020
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, cutters, 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.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Encouraging – Teaching – Sharing –
Knitting – Patchwork – Embroidery -Felting -Crochet –
Altering – Creating – Mending – Designing –
and Lots more!