Being a member of one of our groups is a great way to make new friends and connections in your local community!

Life Drawing in Durham
Bellydancing at Aycliffe Village!

Pimm’s and Needles was set up as a way for woman to meet and socialise with other like minded woman and have a bit of time away from the pressures of daily life.

Sometimes having a cuppa and some cake and a good chat is the perfect tonic after a stressful day, we also have activities each month that will give you a taster of a potential hobby or give you a new skill!

We make the sessions easy, so after a busy day you can just turn up and we will look after you. All of the materials are provided, now and again you might just need to bring your gardening gloves or a box to take something tasty home!

We welcome those who are coming along with friends and family, we have lots of groups of work friends as well as mum’s and daughters. However we also have lots of people that have come along on their own not knowing anyone.

We try to take the stress out of this daunting prospect as much as we can, so at all of our groups every month we have a ‘flying solo’ table, and it’s for anyone who is on their own.

As a group we’re super welcoming so you can sit anywhere you like and join in, but if you’d like to sit with other woman who are on their own it is a lovely way to meet people.

We get lots of emails asking about the age range of woman that come to our meetings, and it really does span from 18-80, we welcome all woman from any age or background. Our groups have a fantastic atmosphere and we all try to be as supportive to each other as we can.


To become a Member, choose a location from our Meetings page and sign-up!


We also get asked whether you need to be good at crafting or dancing or baking… and the answer is no! We don’t do any judging at the end of the session, we are all about everyone enjoying the journey and the joy of doing something for fun, rather than the outcome.

Charlotte