Craft Group

Craft Group

Ever wanted to learn how to make those lovely Steiner toys your children are playing with?  Want to earn your community hours meeting new friends and discovering new skills?  Come and try Craft Group!

We meet in the Kurrajong room on Fridays and Saturdays or Sundays (see below for dates) and enjoy a cuppa and a chat while creating marvelous items in the Steiner tradition.

We supply all the materials for you to make wonderful works of Steiner-inspired art for sale at the Spring Fair. And no need to worry if you are all thumbs – there are always plenty of helpers to support you and teach you the tricks that make the craft come together.  Children are welcome on Fridays under your supervision, and on Sundays if another adult comes with them to supervise them as they play in the garden.  

We’ve got lots of projects to work on, so if you are an old hand at craft, or if you have never tried DIY Steiner, come and join us – there is no nicer way to earn your community hours than filling the Craft Group stall. And we are always on the lookout for new creations - if you want to do your craft time at home, please get in touch with us through our mailbox. We particularly love to hear from woodworkers, as there appears to be an insatiable demand for handmade wooden Steiner toys!

Contact [email protected] if you want to join our mailing list or to become an at-home crafter, or just drop in one day for a warm welcome.

Important dates for the remainder of Term 4

Wednesday 30th October - all items and materials due back. Please leave them with the lovely ladies at the front office.

Friday 1st November - no craft group (another event is in the space)

Sunday 3rd November  11am-4pm : child free. stocktake and pricing day

Friday 8th November  9am - finish : spring fair stall set up

*Saturday 9th November   6pm : come and see us at the Spring Fair Gallery Opening Night . We will have a table showcasing and selling some of the treasures made by our cleaver crafters

*Sunday10th November  11am -3pm : Spring Fair Day. tell all your friends and come along to the best day on the Orana Calendar. this is what we work for all year, so drop into the Craft group stall (located in the amphitheatre this year) and get a start on your Christmas shopping.

Friday 15th November  9am -12:30  Post Fair scavenge day.

Friday 22nd November   9am - 12:30pm

Friday 29th November  9am - 12:30pm

Friday 6th December   9am - 12:30  join us for morning tea to celebrate another great year

Just a reminder that Fridays run from 9 to 12.30, and that children are very welcome. Weekend craft days run from 11 to 4, so you can drop in when it’s convenient.  Weekends are child-free, so we can focus on making the most of the crafting time. 

Keep an eye on the CG Pinterest page for amazing craft goodies which have inspired us in previous years (https://au.pinterest.com/bluecardy/orana-craft-group-ideas/ ) as we’ve fallen in love with about a million different peg dolls!  Or drop in one day and look at the CG display cabinet in the foyer of the Kurrajong room to see what we’ve been doing recently.

We’re always keen for new crafters to join us – and we’d love to share the joy of CG more widely through the Orana community. Come for a cuppa and stay for some craft time!

We’re looking forward to meeting you this term at CG!

The 2019 CG co-ordinators

  craft group fleece round frame craft group fleece doll with flowercraft group blue dolls