The group meets once a month at Coxhoe Village Hall at the following times:

  • First Thursday of the month between 19:00 and 21:00

Our Meetings for the next few months 

4th January – Cookie Decorating – We’re delighted to be working with Jen the Cookie Fairy who makes the most delicious cookies! She will be bringing some of her yummy cookies along to show us how to ice cookies like a professional! This is a hands on workshop where we will all be having a go at icing. It will be interesting to see how many cookies make it out of the door and how many get eaten before the session is over!

1st February – Wellbeing Session – As well as offering crafting sessions we like to support your wellbeing too, and we hope that this session from The Conscious Self and Waves Holistic will do just that. Aaron from The Conscious Self will talk to you about the benefits of transforming the way you breathe to relax you and release stress. He will be getting everyone involved with these techniques. The lovey Noreen from Waves Holistic will be then be relaxing your mind with a Sound Bath before you end the evening with a little bit of laughter yoga.

7th March – Felted 3D Animals – Our needle felting sessions have always been super popular, whether it’s making felted baubles or the 2D felted landscapes that we created at many of the groups in the last block of activities. It’s amazing what you can make within the workshop time-frame and we often find that members are delighted at the designs that can be achieved as a beginner. We’re going to be making 3D Felted animals this time with the help of local artist Fiona Marston. Whether it’s a fox or an Alpaca we’re sure you’ll all create some fabulous felted animals!

4th April – Grease Sing Along – Ladies, you have been asking us for a singing session for quite some time and we are really excited to let you know that we have found Chris, from The Rise Up Project . Chris is passionate about creating a safe space for people to come and enjoy all the emotional and physical benefits of singing without fear or judgement, no matter what your vocal ability is. The themes of the session is going to be ‘Grease’ with a ‘Pink Lady’ dress code so dig out your pink t.shirts or you might even have a Sandra D outfit at the back of your wardrobe. We will also be fundraising with a tombola and raffle with the proceeds going to the ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’  charity as it’s an amazing cause that fits in with our pink evening perfectly. It’s going to be a fun session!

9th May (change of date)Fabric Flower Door Garland – We know that you’re going to love these fabric flower door garlands! We’ll take you through the sewing process, showing you how to make a range of different types of flowers using felt and fabric. Your garlands can also be accessorised with pompoms, recycled bit of old jewellery, interesting trimmings, buttons or faux flowers. We can’t wait to see what you create, no two garlands are ever the same! There is a lot to fit into the two-hour session, so you might like to pre-make some small pompoms or bring some additional things ahead of the workshop to add on and make your wreath look fuller on the night, alternatively you could finish it off at home.

6th June – Corded Rainbow Workshop – We have the Queen of Macrame, Jess from Knot Worth the Tassle, returning to deliver this Corded Rainbow Workshop. The rainbows are created with a wrapping technique that creates some stunning results. Jess brings a variety of different coloured yarns to choose from and it’s a really lovely relaxed session where you can enjoy a cuppa and a chat!

4th July – Eco Session – We have had several requests over the years to offer a session on sustainability and how to be thriftier. We are very excited for you to meet Ruth, from Ecologico, who managed to not buy anything new for a whole year! Ruth will be inspiring you with her story and will also bringing along her shop van, where she sells environmentally friendly items for the home. In addition, you will be taking part in a clothes swish, this is where everyone brings up to 6 items of pre-loved clean clothes, shoes or accessories. You will be given a ticket for every item you bring along and these tickets can then be placed on your desired items. It’s a super fun way to swap clothes and a great way to try something new! We’re sure you will enjoy this thrifty themed session!

1st August –

Paper Houses

We needed no excuse to have the lovely Keely, our Pimm’s and Needles celebrity, back out teaching sessions for us again. You might have spotted Keely from KP Papercuts, making beautiful papercut designs on TV on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas a couple of years ago. Keely has taught papercutting for us in the past and also hosts our Hartlepool Group (as we wouldn’t let her leave us!). Keely will be leading a papercutting session with a difference where everyone will be making 3D paper houses, perfect for a battery-operated tea light! These houses look super cute and we know you will love them!

Membership Registration

Group Host: Vicky Evans

1. How long have you been a member of Pimm’s & Needles and why did you want to host a group? I worked with a member from another group and she told me about Pimms and Needles so I joined in 2019. It sounded perfect- and it is, I love the variety of topics and crafts, I am hooked and love the benefits of taking time out to do something for me. I see how other members benefit from this monthly “tonic” and really enjoy the feeling of supporting other women.

2. What do you like best about the groups? I love the craft sessions such as felt baubles and fused glass. Anything creative.

3. What do you generally dislike? I don’t have many dislikes but I’m not that keen on grey skies. Give me sunshine, even on a cold day.

4. What would be your perfect day? This leads on to my perfect day, seaside holidays, on warm summer day. Walking bare foot through the shallows and beach combing for treasure, AKA shells and pebbles.

5. What sweet treat do you love? I have a very sweet tooth and love ice cream sundaes! With all the extras!

6. Your favourite Pimm’s & Needles activity that you have done before? I always love the creative sessions, but really enjoyed our Burlesque workshop, it was so much fun!

7. Interesting or little known fact about you? Some of you may know that I grew up in Australia. But you you are not likely to know I sang in the school choir at the Sydney opera house. Seems a lifetime ago now!