Arts & Craft
Arts & Handicrafts Clubs
On Tuesdays and Fridays at Walford Hall between 10:00 & 14:00, members are offered the opportunity to take part in a variety of crafts, except two weeks around Christmas & Easter, it is also closed for most of August, due to staff and volunteers holidays.
(Picture) A RAB member fabric printing an apron using a stencil, sponge and brightly coloured fabric paint
The programme is prepared with people of different abilities in mind so Over the past year we have used a number of techniques to make items either for personal use, for sale or to decorate the hall or items to use and make our garden more pleasant to use.
(Picture) Two RAB members decoupaging a footstool.
These techniques include
- Fabric painting and printing (wall hangings, aprons, bags, tea towels)
- Decoupage (chairs, stools, boxes and clocks)
- Wet felting Needle felting (flowers for broaches and embellishments)
- Silk painting (for cards and sun catchers)
- Knitting (blankets for charity
- Crochet (for charity and sale)
- Assembly of wooden items (for sale)
- Paper crafts
- Plus bead, Weaving Pompom and Basket making
This mosaic picture measures 1.5m X 80cm and depicts a river running through a field and wood. There are fish in the river. The sun is peeping out from behind a cloud in a blue sky
Two members are sticking mosaic tiles to a large board following a painted outline of a design creating the mosaic picture which is now hanging on the wall in the sensory garden
We have planted bulbs and sown seeds in the sensory garden, made coasters, table mats, some of which we sale in our fairs we hold to help raise funds, plus adding some of our own artwork such as painted pebbles and wall art which makes the garden a very pleasant place for our members to sit in the summer.
(picture) A winter view of the sensory garden looking back towards the door & archway with the river mosaic on the wall.
The book club takes place during the Friday clubs sessions where a short story is read and then discussed in our reading room, this is proving to be very popular with our members.
Transport & Cost for these sessions
Regular transport to and from the club may be provided by minibus which can also accommodate a wheelchair. Alternatively members can arrange their own way to and from the hall. Cost are £3.00 per a session, coffee/Tea is 25p per cup, filled rolls served for lunch are 70p each and soup (winter only) 50p.