The group usually meets once a month at Stokesley Town Hall at the following times:

  • Third Tuesday of the month between 19:00 and 21:00, starting February 2023

Our Meetings for the next few months 

16th January – Felted Landscapes Workshop –Everytime we do any kind of wool felting our members are amazed by the fantastic results they can achieve during the session and many have taken felting up as a hobby afterwards. We think this felted landscape session with local felting artist Fiona Marston will be the same, we can’t wait to see what you all make!

20th February – Corded Rainbow Workshop – Working with the lovely Jess from Knot Worth the Tassle you will each be making a pretty corded rainbow keyring. This wrapping technique is very addictive as you can get some amazing results.

19th March – Frida Kahlo Portrait Painting Session – We’re huge Frida fans here at Pimm’s and Needles, not only of her art but as a person as she embraced her individuality and has become a role model of female determination and power. In this session you will be channelling your inner artist whist our tutor, Philppa from The Creation Station, will guide you through the portrait process using a lovely bright colour palette.

16th April – 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!

21st May – 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!

18th June – Folded Book Sculptures – Our upcycling queen Hayley will be teaching this session and breathing a new lease of life into old books. The art of book folding is a very clever concept that allows you to make beautiful paper sculptures. The technique is quite simple however it does require some patience and perseverance with folding! We know with Hayley’s guidance you will all create a fabulous piece of book art to take home. We have a selection of old books for you to use however you are welcome to bring along any books from home that you would like to upcycle.

16th 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!

20th 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!

Membership Registration

Group Host: Joanne Cummings

I was a teacher for 30 years and suffered burnout in October 2021. I had been interested in art journaling for a while as a way of doing self care. Wellbeing is a passion of mine that is very important in today’s hectic world. I discovered Zentangle® while recovering and I was hooked. Not only is it a creative practice where you get stunning effects, it is also a mindful process that helps reduce anxiety and stress, creates calm, and can be  under taken anywhere.

I trained as a Certified Zentangle Teacher in October 2022 and jumped at the chance of starting my own small business in December 2022 when Pimms and Needles asked me to do some sessions for them. 

During our session I will take you through the 8 step method of creating a tile. You will be provided with a starter kit that can fit in your bag to take zentangle with you anywhere. Then you will have the chance to use different tangles to create a coaster to take away.

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