The second session of Craft Club was a thoroughly enjoyable day, with over 50 people joining our vounteers to learn how to knit, crochet, pegloom weave and more. From beginners to advanced enthusiasts, there was a fantastic atmosphere and the sun shone all afternoon.
Here’s what our volunteers said about the day:
It was another great day at Craft club in February. We had a lot of new and returning visitors, many of whom had brought their own projects with them or stayed for a long period in order to create. The highlight for me was seeing the progress on the three peglooms which had been left out in the galleries for the previous month for people to weave Turner’s elements in yarn. It was great to see how creative they had been! It was also lovely to see how much enjoyment the weavers of all ages had. It is so good to be part of the team of volunteers and participants.
Claire, Lead Volunteer
The best bit of Saturday’s crafting for me was enthusing a reluctant young chap who had been dragged in by his sisters and mother, who once he got started and mastered the finger knitting sat with me all afternoon, got through two balls of wool and left with a numb bottom! He finished with several metres of ‘rope’ which he took home. He even thought he might come back next month and try out the knitting needles.
It was a beautiful sunny day and the gallery’s Foyle Rooms made the perfect backdrop for some serious crafting, and with over 50 people attending the club, that definitely happened! It was great to see such a range of ages and abilities – from very young children learning to finger knit to advanced knitters teaching beginners, a crochet circle of women, people dropping in and quickly adding to the pegloom weaves to people joining us for the entire afternoon. I was delighted to help a young boy learn to crochet and make a chain, and to see a young girl beaming from ear to ear because she’d made her very own finger knitted necklace. Craft Club offers a friendly atmosphere to enjoy craft, meet new people, learn new skills and enjoy being creative through making. Can’t wait to welcome even more crafters to the club in March.
Bryony, Turner Contemporary