Community Crafters

Say a big hello to ICA’s new project Community Crafters, which builds on the success of Show Us Your Baubles.

Just like Baubles, Community Crafters aims to encourage and support local residents to use their crafting and creative skills for a range of good causes.The project is kicking-off with a knitting and crochet themed challenge for Easter, as Katy Pascoe, ICA Project Manager, explains, “Knitting and crotchet are not just great for physical and mental wellbeing, they’re also a fantastic way to bring people together around a shared passion and purpose. And, best of all, they’re the type of crafts that almost everyone can have a go at, whether they’re sat at home, part of a club, experienced or a beginner.

“This Easter we would like people to create themed toys that we can distribute to local children as a ‘thank you’ for their commitment in helping to keep our most vulnerable residents safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We don’t mind what you create, from cuddly chicks and bunnies to egg warmers that we can hide a chocolate treat in. It’s all about having fun and recognising the contribution that local children have made during a year where they’ve missed out on so much – school, clubs, birthday parties, friends etc. It’s a pretty long list.”

If you would like to get involved, patterns can be downloaded from the website – see below, collected from the ICA office or delivered to your home.

We’d also encourage you to join our Community Crafters Facebook Group in order to share progress, ideas, resources and results.

Completed items must be dropped into the ICA office by 31st March.

If you’re unable to drop them, ICA can collect. Just give us a call on 823789 or message us here.

Over the coming months, ICA will be launching a variety of other initiatives under their Community Crafters project, all of which will focus on celebrating creativity, crafting and community.

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