Craft Group

Every Friday morning from 9:00am to 12:30pm, we meet in the new Preschool room (please ask at the Front Office for directions) and enjoy a morning of coffee and cake, while creating marvellous items in the Steiner tradition.

Children are always welcome, and enjoy playing in the garden and sandpit, or making felt scrap masterpieces under the tables while we work and chat. And no need to worry if you are all thumbs – there re always plenty of helpers to support you and teach you the tricks that make the craft come together.

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 at the Spring Fair. 

Contact [email protected] if you want to join our mailing list, or just drop in one morning for a warm welcome.

Term 2 2018

Wrapping up warm in felt and wool are our themes for Term Two, though this year it’s still a bit warm to start straight into them – so we’re finishing off the felt animals and peg dolls we started last term before moving onto needle-felting – a skill which comes in handy for beautifying playmats, creating magical crowns and making wonderful artworks. It also gives us a headstart on the skills which lead onto the more complicated 3-d felt projects later in the year. We’ll also be working on those lovely pillar dolls – perfect for the nature table and a really good way to learn some basic Steiner doll-making principles from our resident experts.

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

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!

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 children make new friends and 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 Friday and find out for yourselves how much fun Craft Group can be.

See you soon!

The 2018 Craft Group Co-ordinators




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