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Art and crafts

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We are a very friendly group, so there is lots of chatter and laughter, while knitting. There is always someone willing to help or teach knitting, crochet, cross stitch, embroidery etc.

We try to have a few workshops each year eg. Dorset buttons, Christmas decorations and we have special events.

You can spend the time on your own project or a charity project, during the session.

We produce items for various charities. We make twiddlemuffs and blankets for the dementia wards; hats, mittens and canula sleeves for the neo-natal unit and cardigans for their Christmas presents. We’ve recently been knitting ‘Bobbie Bears’ for the local police, which they use when they are dealing with young children. We produce baby and toddler items for The Safe in Basingstoke. Christmas shoe boxes are sent to orphanages in Eastern Europe from Basingstoke and we provide hats, scarves, small toys, scrunchies and small bags for the children. We always have a supply of donated yarns for these projects, if required.

If any charities want us to produce items for them we are always willing to hear from them and help if we can.

*** Latest News ***

Owing to the popularity of this group, we have now opened a second Needles Pins group. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Our first meeting will be on 2nd May 2023.

Venue: Needles and Pins 1 Christ Church, Reading Road, Chineham, RG24 8LT

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Needles and Pins 2 Hatch Warren Community Centre, Longcross Lane  Hatch Warren  Basingstoke, RG22 4XF

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Date: Needles and Pins 1 1st and 3rd Fridays

Needles and Pins 2  1st and 3rd Tuesday

Time: Needles and Pins 1 09:30 - 11:30

Needles and Pins 2 10:00 - 12:00


Links to the groups:

If you are not a member of our u3a and would like to join, please click here. We run nine art and crafts groups.  Use the buttons below to read about any that are of interest. If you would like to contact the leader of a particular group, please use the Contact us form. Your enquiry will then be forwarded to the leader of the group in question.

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