Art and crafts

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This is a small, friendly group for anyone interested in meeting other Stitchers. Sewing can be a very solitary hobby and meeting with friends that share ideas and experiences is good for  the soul.  Simply Sewing was started for dressmakers, but more people have since returned to sewing in all its guises. 

With that thought, we would like to invite those who enjoy creating anything with a needle and thread regardless of their skill level or experience. This may be either hand or machining sewing, i.e. cross stitch, appliqué, soft furnishing, toy making the list is endless.  There will be no teaching - our aim is to share our passion and knowledge with one another, whilst chatting and enjoying refreshments.

As the U3A is a charitable organisation, the group will not be making any donations, but individuals are welcome to choose and make for a charity of their choice.

Forthcoming Activity

We returned to meeting in person from September 2021.

In 2022 our aim is to encourage  our enthusiastic stitchers  to share their skills and provide support to others. It is a chance to  tackle new and challenging projects and gaining self confidence.  The work is very varied and includes dress making, tapestry, cross-stitch, toy making, curtains and cushion.

We also hope to arrange some group outings.

Venue: Christ Church, Reading Road, Chineham, RG24 8LT

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Date: 1st Thursday of the month

Time: 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.