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 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.

Term 2 2019

Wrapping up warm in felt and wool are our themes for Term Two, and we’re finishing off the felt animals we started last term before moving onto needle-felting – a skill which comes in handy for creating magical crowns, angelic fairies and standing Lady Springs for the nature table. We’ll also be working on some new knitted dolls – a really good way to learn some basic Steiner doll head-making skills from our resident experts.

This term, we will be meeting on the following days so that everyone who wants to join in has the opportunity to do so:

Day

Date

Times

Friday

3-May

9-12.30

Friday

10-May

9-12.30

Friday

17-May

9-12.30

Friday

24-May

9-12.30

Friday

31-May

9-12.30

Sunday

2-Jun

11-4

Friday

7-Jun

9-12.30

Friday

14-Jun

9-12.30

Friday

21-Jun

9-12.30

Sunday

23-Jun

11-4

Friday

28-Jun

9-12.30

If you have wood-working skills, or want to contribute to Craft Group but can’t make it on Friday mornings, please get in touch with us – your support is really important in our quest to make every Spring Fair better than the one before!  While out-of-hours crafting can count towards your hours, we also need to make sure everyone is doing something which will fit the Steiner framework and that we aren’t going to end up with 1000 ducks and no toy boats.  So one of the co-ordinators will need to approve anyone doing at-home craft before you can count it for community hours.  If you’ve got a brilliant idea for something new, please bring a sample to show us – we love learning more about the creativity of the Orana community.  We’ve already seen some great ideas – watch out for some stunning new items on the stall this year!

Our CG Pinterest page has some lovely examples of pictures in felt (and other amazing craft goodies) which have inspired us in previous years - check it out at https://au.pinterest.com/bluecardy/orana-craft-group-ideas/ 

Do you really need more of an incentive than the chance to create beautiful things, chat with interesting and friendly people and learn new skills while your community hours build up?  If so, maybe the lure of fresh coffee and cake will make that first visit easier.

So drop in one day and find out for yourselves how much fun Craft Group can be.

See you soon!

The 2019 Craft Group Co-ordinators

 

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