Craft A Gift

Craft a Gift:  In-Person Adult Sessions

Join us for our new Craft a Gift adult sessions to enjoy calming crafts, a warm cuppa and a good natter with our friendly group. Book to come along for some much needed ‘you’ time or bring along friends that might need a bit of company in the run up to the festive season.

Each week we will be trying out a new rustic craft and exploring materials including wool, macramé and stamp printing. You’ll make beautiful handcrafted gifts along with a greetings card and wrapping paper to package up into a wonderful present to give to someone special or enjoy yourself.

Book one or more sessions to enjoy a range of techniques and skills.

Craft a Gift - Session Times

Friday 19th & 26th November and 3rd December

10am – 11.30am | Framwellgate Moor Youth & Community Centre
1pm - 2.30pm | Lynn Jordison House, Belmont

Tuesdays 23rd & 30th November
10.00am – 11.30am | Attlee Square Community Room, Sherburn


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Who can join in?

This session is aimed at adults who live in the areas in and around Durham City listed below. Our Craft a Gift sessions are open to those getting creative for the first time as well as experienced crafters. Our sessions leaders will guide and support you through the session with simple instructions, demonstrations and plenty of encouragement. This session is open to adults-only and NOT suitable for children to attend. However, babies who are not yet mobile and are welcome to attend in a sling, pram or car seat. Please get in touch to discuss this in advance.

More Craft Club in-person sessions coming in 2022 for kids only, adults only and families to craft together. Sign up to our mailing list to be the first to know.

What does it cost?

This session is being funded by Durham AAP and offers FREE places to local residents in Zones 2 - 6 of our project area who have been adversely affected by the pandemic. Other people are welcome to attend but are encouraged to make a 'Pay as you feel' donation. We suggest a donation of £10 per 4 person family or whatever contribution you feel able to make. 'Pay as you feel' donations help us to make sure we reach those most in need in our community and support us to continue our work in the future.

This funding is aimed at supporting those who are having a particularly tough time including those who:

  • Have physical or mental health conditions or disabilities
  • Experience social isolation and loneliness
  • Have been financially affected by the pandemic or are on a low income
  • Older people
  • Families of key workers
  • Carers
  • People with 'Long COVID'

We trust our community and do not ask for any evidence of eligibility. We simply ask that if you are able, you make a donation when booking.

This funding covers the residents of :

Zone 2: West Rainton, Pittington, Sherburn and Shadforth

Zone 3: Belmont, Carville and Gilesgate

Zone 4: Durham City

Zone 5: Framwellgate Moor, Newton Hall, Pity Me and Brasside

Zone 6: Neville's Cross and Aykley Heads


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