Art and Craft
Our craft group aims to be quite varied in our activities. In the last few years, we have tried, among other things, stamping, stencilling, cardmaking, knitting, crochet, paper embroidery, glass painting, fabric painting, flower making, origami, decoupage, and making dorset buttons. We take turns leading projects, and often share resources. We always aim to share our experience. If you'd like to see what we've been up to, both individually and as a group, visit our blog: Crafty Harrow Ladies. (Despite the name, we are happy for men to join us!) We're a rather informal group, but because of space constraints, can't always offer an immediate place.
Group Leader: Tricia
Knitting and Crochet for Fun
A fun class for those interested in knitting and crocheting meets each Wednesday morning. Using just two needles or a crochet hook, and a ball of yarn allows us to be creative as we share knowledge and help each other develop skills. We have a good time working on our individual items and often work on shared projects within the class. The group has grown considerably since the pandemic as more people have realised the importance of craft based activities in an informal and friendly environment.
Group Leader – Jackie Jacobs.
This group meets fortnightly. Members can embroider whatever they choose. Those who wish to do so, can learn more stitches or different styles of embroidery to encompass English surface embroidery, Hardanger, Florentine, free form and others.
Group Leader - Penelope (Penny) Sherwood.
Patchwork, Appliqué and Quilting
We are a welcoming group of people interested in these related fabric crafts. Some are experienced and others complete beginners, so we share enthusiastic encouragement, information and advice while we work on our projects. There is also plenty of time for general chat. We meet on the first Thursday of the month, from 10.30 – 12:00. Our meetings are currently hybrid, with some members meeting in person at Harrow Arts Centre and others joining from home via Zoom. If you would like to try this group, please contact us.
Group Leaders - Kathy Westhead and Frances Howard
Meetings are held at my home in Hatch End. The class members are a mix all levels of experience from beginners to experienced, and we all learn from each other. We learn about and discuss photo techniques, composition, computer processing and printing and whatever the group members want to learn or improve. Each topic is led by a person or group members with particular skills or interests. We also show each other examples of our photographs, and I am determined that this, and the whole ethos of the group, would be non-competitive. These options and many other aspects are open for discussion. If you are interested in joining our Photography group, please contact me and give me your ideas.
Group Leader - Stephen Dorff