New Town Community Day

Hope you can come and visit our stall. There is so much happening at the Community day. It is being opened by Dr John Cooper Clarke. Attractions include a pop up farm, charity stalls, crafts, fun dog shows, rides, barbeque, refreshments and entertainent from Bands and music groups. There will also be a WW1 Memorial to the people of New Town who gave their life. Saturday 16th June 2018 12.00 pm to 3.30 pm.

New Town Community Day 16th June 2018

We are getting excited about the Community day at the Old Heath Recreation Ground on 16th June. I have been checking over the stock for my Crafternoon stall and think I have a nice selection. No doubt there will be more added before the actual date as I have such a list of things I would like to make, it’s just finding the time – a concept I’m sure we are all familiar with.

For further details about the Community day keep checking our facebook page: Wimpole Road Methodist Church and also there is a local facebook page called the New Town Community Group who have been a wonderful help with organising this event.

May 29th 2018

The Crafternoon session on 29th May was brilliant. Together we made matchbox style notepads for our personal use. Then we went into production mode and made more to sell on our Crafternoon stall at the New Town Community day on 16th June. Thank you so much to those that came it was a really sociable afternoon.

6th March 2018

What a lovely afternoon of friendly people sharing ideas and helping each other. Our new craft for today, led by Sue, was making gift bags suitable for weddings or hen partys.  Our lovely wool spinners kept busy explaining what they were doing and sharing their enthusiasm for their craft. We had knitting and crocheting going on around the coffee table and even had the sewing machine whirring at times. We are so thrilled with how everything went and really looking forward to seeing you all again next time. Sue now has her thinking cap on to come up with another fun project for people to try!

Get together 6th March, 2 pm to 4 pm £2


Looking forward to sharing a cup of tea tomorrow with fellow crafters. All welcome to come along. Bring your own work, have a go at the activities we will have available, or just come for a chat and cup of tea. It will be very relaxed. We are looking forward to a visit from John and Stella who will be demonstrating wool spinning.  If you can’t make the whole afternoon pop in when you can.

Today’s activity for me  was making a shopping bag which I am hoping might sell at our craft stall. A good presents for knitters or sewers?tape measure shopping bag

How I spent my snowy day 28/2/18

Obviously thinking about ice pops for the Summer (!) and I took the chance to make some reusable ice pop holders. Hope to sell some of those at the Community day or the next school summer fete. It was also good to finish a couple of zippered pouches and have a go at a circle skirt for a baby. The luxury of being home unexpectedly and having the leisure just to sit and to sew  whatever took my fancy was just wonderful! Do let me know what your latest projects are. Sarah

A quick fun sewing project

Thanks to the loan of a felt off cuts box from a generous friend I have had a lovely time making this felt garland. I think the random nature of the colours, different sized shapes and lack of precision required really appealed to the lazy sewing person that I am. It was taken from an idea on the You Tube page called Made A colourful change from bunting and a good use of scraps. I must admit cutting the circles was a bit boring but I find it helps a great deal if you are watching TV with a cup of tea at the same time! The actual sewing was great fun. Hope you like it! Sarah

Dabble Day Saturday 17th February 2018

We had a brilliant morning. Everyone who came was really friendly and enjoyed having a go at the crafts which were on offer. We are immensely grateful to the ladies who came to demonstrate some of the crafts and to the gentlemen who made the drinks for us. We are hoping everyone was inspired and that we see them again at our new regular club on Tuesdays, Please see our information page for dates.

Photos below:

Wimpole Road Methodist Church Crafternoons

Facebook page: ‘Wimpole Road Methodist Church’


14th February 2018

We are really looking forward to welcoming people to our launch event the ‘Dabble Day’ on Saturday 17th February at Wimpole Road Methodist Church, Colchester, between 10.00 am and 12.00 pm.

I am pleased to confirm there will be friendly faces available to help you begin to learn crochet, knitting, lace making, card making and patchwork. We also have some special additional craft projects for you to have a go at. You are also welcome to bring your own projects along and just enjoy the company.

As it is our launch day there is no charge. Materials and refreshments are provided. No need to book but an idea of numbers would help us to know how many teabags to buy!

Look forward to meeting you there.