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STITCHING AND SOCIAL 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.

As hoped, we are now going online thanks to a Zoom account funded by the City Council, and are holding meetings on Monday evenings and Wednesday afternoons.

Please email us if you want to join in.

We are hoping to arrange some outdoor group stitching when the weather is kind, and welcome suggestions of ways in which we can continue to share our ideas, skills and resources.

WELCOME

IF YOU ARE NEW TO TRUMPINGTON, NEW TO STITCHING,
OR LOOKING FOR A FRIENDLY STITCHING GROUP, THIS COULD BE THE GROUP FOR YOU

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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 continue to 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 trumpingtonstitchers@gmail.com.

We share ideas and information on this website and on our Facebook Group

Anyone with website skills now going to waste at home who could help us make this website a resource for sharing ideas and arranging delivery of materials, please email Philippa

If you would like to know more about how we are organised, click here.

We were 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 were planning a final set to mark the end of the expansion of Trumpington in 2020. We are now considering how best to reflect the extraordinary events of 2020 and the coronavirus epidemic.

Trumpington Stitchers is a Time Credits Partner
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 usually meet, and where we store our resources.

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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 –

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Altering – Creating – Mending – Designing –

and Lots more!