The group meets once a month at St Augustine’s Parish Centre at the following times:
- Third Thursday of the month between 11:00 and 13:00
Our Meetings for the next few months
18th January – Macrame – Learn the art of this historic knotting technique. The lovely Jess from Knot Worth the Tassle will be leading the session and showing us how to make a gorgeous macrame keyring in a choice of threads. We’re super excited about this sessions and which is new to us at Pimm’s & Needles
15th February – Zentangle – A new workshop for Pimm’s and Needles. We will create beautiful images by drawing “tangles” by using lines, dots, curves and orbs. Zentangle helps increase focus, creativity and self-confidence.
21st March – Driftwood Houses – You may have seen the adorable wooden miniature houses that have been springing up in giftshops. We are going to be making our own little homes with with Lynne from Forget me not art. Lynne is a super forager, she brings a huge assortment of wood in many shapes and sizes along with fabric, card, rusty nails and pieces of metal that most people wouldn’t look twice at. Lynne knows that all of these items look fabulous with a little bit of paint when incorporated into the design of your mini house scene. Our groups that did this activity in the last block absolutely loved it!
18th April – 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.
16th May – 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!
20th June – 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!
13th July – 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!
15th August – Cookie Decorating – We’re delighted to be working with Jennie, the Cookie Fairy , who is an absolute joy to be around and also makes the most delicious cookies. Jennie will be bringing some of her yummy cookies along and showing 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 will get eaten before the session is over!
Group Host: Noreen Gormally
1. How long have you been a member of Pimm’s & Needles and why did you want to host a group? Came to do Laughter Yoga sessions with Pimm’s & Needles Groups in 2019. I was was asked if I’d like to be a host.. and I jumped at the opportunity. Absolutely love holding space for all the members to take time out for themselves.
2. What do you like best about the groups? Something new to learn and seeing confidence and friendships grow.
3. What do you generally dislike? Flying!
4. What would be your perfect day? Love time in nature, to walk through forests, have a wild swim and share a picnic with friends.
5. What’s your favourite sweet treat or savoury snack? Love a scone with jam & cream
6. Your favourite Pimm’s & Needles activity that you have done before? Watercolour painting.. I now attend an art group every week and love exploring new ways of creating art.
7. Interesting or little known fact about you? I did a Firewalk and an Arrow Break last year. Love wild swimming.