On Saturday at our Craft Fair we had the pleasure to sit and knit with a 96 year old lady. She was born in 1919 and a complete force of nature. We’d forgotten how awesome it is to not be ‘busy’ and just sit with our elders and listen to their stories. Round that table […]Read more "Ageing Well."
If you’d like to showcase your work then please get in touch so we can reserve you a table. Its fee free for makers. If you want to dip your toe in the water and see if you craft will sell then Free Range is just for you to give you the confidence boost you […]Read more "Free Range Craft : Craft Fair : September 12th 2015"
At the Craft Works we are starting Free Range Craft : crafting for everyone. We know making things is good for everyone but we also know that workshops and events are expensive and so not everyone feels able to get involved. Free Range Craft is our project for doing things differently. It’s about giving everyone […]Read more "Free Range Craft : a Craft Works Journey of Exploration"
For anyone who doesn’t know us one of our Directors has had a car crash and is currently on ‘garden’ leave. If she doesn’t do the ‘garden’ leave then chances are she will need an operation and that has a very long recovery period – so best to be still! To keep her brain occupied […]Read more "The Funding Challenge"
Rock After School in Torbay has long been a hit with young people from all walks of life. Rock After School offers the opportunity for young people to come together and make the music they want to make in a social space. It encourages young people to be creative, to be themselves and express who […]Read more "Rock After School Is Back"
We’ve been asked by lots of people if we could start a general crafting workshop on an evening during the week. We’ve decided its going to be a Thursday evening from 7pm – 9pm. We’ll be making all of our equipment and facilities available to everyone who wants to come and everyone with or without […]Read more "EVENING CRAFT WORKSHOPS AT THE CRAFT WORKS."
The Craft Works are leasing St Andrews Church in Paignton to set up a centre for craft and creative education in Torbay. We are now one of the only spaces left in the Bay where everyone can get crafting together. We’re not part of the Church but we are part of a movement that is using […]Read more "Crafting in a Church – not what it may appear."
This month we are launching a new programme of Masterclass and Residential Workshops. Before we go live with the programme we’d like to know – is there any area of craft you would like to explore, that you’re passionate about and would like us to add to what is quickly becoming known as our “Summer […]Read more "Masterclasses and Residential Weekend Workshops"
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Yesterday we went to the Mill. Word is getting out about this building, it’s space, the plans afoot and people are wanting to be involved in harnessing its potential. This is echoed by some new graf on the wall that’s gone up since Christmas. Permaculture takes what you have and…
At the CraftWorks we have a programme of weekly workshops that happen every week. Everyone is welcome. These are social workshops that last about 2 hours each but we do go on longer if time allows. They are designed to give you the opportunity to try new things and then develop those skills at your […]Read more "Weekly Workshops"