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If you are new to Trumpington, new to stitching, or looking for a friendly stitching group, we could be the group for you

Having been confined to Zoom for many months, we are pleased to announce that we will restart our Stitching on the Green sessions from Saturday 22 May (2-4pm), at the back of the Pavilion on Paget Road. Please come along with a camping chair if possible, to stitch & chat together again. We will also continue to meet twice a week on Zoom, on Monday evenings and Wednesday afternoons. Please contact us if you want to join in.

Summer 2021 plans

We are embarking on new projects as part of the ‘Simple Summer Pleasures’ being led by Trumpington Residents Association. Our contribution will be to create a ‘Summer of 1000 Flowers’, which we hope residents of all ages and abilities will take part in. More information and patterns.

Lockdown projects

MAKING MASKS : We have materials for mask-making (including elastic and metal noseguards) available if you want to try making a unique mask for yourself, or friends and family. This website will give you patterns and hints & tips: https://www.bigcommunitysew.co.uk/

‘SAFE@HOME?’ QUILT : We have completed this project, made of 144 squares made at home and joined to form a beautiful wall hanging, to reflect our varied experiences of this year of Covid-19. It is now hanging in the cafe at Clay Farm Centre. Listen to our Chair, Carol Holloway, talking about it on Cambridge 105 radio: https://cambridge105.co.uk/suzie-thorpe-02-03-2021/.

This joins our previous project called Trumpington 2016 ~ A Stitch in Time, consisting of two large quilts and two smaller ones, also on display upstairs at Clay Farm Centre.

We have sewing machines, knitting & crochet yarns, hooks & needles, some fabrics, and all kinds of equipment for many types of stitching and creative work with textiles. If you would like to get materials or borrow equipment, we can arrange to meet you at our stores in the Pavilion (Byron Square) or deliver to you. Just email us.

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

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

Thanks to Cambridge City Council for several grants, to John Lewis plc for donations, to local residents who gift us materials, and to the Trumpington Residents Association, which manages the 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.

Some photos of us doing what we do

Encouraging ~ Teaching ~ Sharing ~ Knitting ~ Patchwork ~ Embroidery ~ Felting ~ Crochet ~ Altering ~ Creating ~ Mending ~ Designing