Craft Group

Orana 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 Orana Craft Group!

We meet in the Kurrajong craft room every Saturday (see below for this term’s dates) and enjoy a socially distanced cuppa and a chat at the Craft Group Cafe while creating marvellous items in the Steiner tradition.

We supply all the materials for you to make wonderful works of Steiner-inspired art to be sold 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. 

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!

Craft Group hours count for your community hours commitment on the same basis as other activities around the school.  You will need to update your hours online weekly, and one of the co-ordinators then signs them off. You are also very welcome to just drop in and have a chat, but this doesn’t count towards your hours.

Contact [email protected] to join our mailing list or to let us know if you want to become an at-home crafter.

We have our very own Pinterest page at so we can keep up with those brilliant craft ideas which help make the Craft Group stall at the Spring Fair so appealing.  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.

Watch out for our articles through the year in the Leaflet and Seasons to keep up with all the CG news, and keep an eye on this page for any changes to dates.

Term 1 2021 – Starting to stitch, knit and wet felt

The Orana Craft Group would like to extend a very warm welcome to all new and continuing families at Orana School, and invite you to join us in building the community spirit of the school through craft.  

This term we will be meeting as a group every Saturday, following the COVID-safe rules provided by the school: 

  • § Practice social distancing of 1.5m between people  
  • § Do not use any of the Kurrajong supply of cups, plates etc 
  • § You can bring your own drinks in a travel mug 
  • § No sharing food or drink - so no dips or similar. 
  • § Wipe down high touch areas and used bench spaces, tables etc. after use  
  • § Do not attend if you are unwell 
  • § Sanitise your hands regularly

For these reasons, please bring food and drink for yourself, and (sadly) no children. 

Saturday craft days will run from 10 to 1 or a bit later. We'll send a reminder via the mail list in the week before each session and will allocate places on a first come first in basis. So when that email drops into your inbox, RSVP quickly to the CG mailbox and we'll add you to the list of that week's crafters. We will need at least 5 attendees to run a session, so please come as often as you can, and our maximum number will be 20. 

We are always keen for new crafters to join us – and we’d love to share the joy of CG more widely through the Orana community. This term has something for everyone – sewing and embroidery, wet felting, knitting, and some new and exciting animals to make.

Term One Orana Craft Calendar – a bit of everything crafty





6 Feb

Welcome – peg dolls/blossom fairies


13 Feb

Felt animals incl echidnas!


20 Feb

Wet felting  - playmats with caves


27 Feb

Wet  felting – playmats with caves


6 March

Start knitted dolls bodies


13 March

Knitted dolls bodies


20 March

Gnome houses


27 March

Finish gnome houses

Term ends 1 April – no CG on 3 April!


For people interested in wet felting: if you can’t make it to the weekends where we’ll be teaching you all you need to know about this ancient artform, check out the P&F youtube video at which also has some lovely shots of some of the things we’ll be making through the year.

Please email the craft group mailbox and get on our mailing list to get the latest information on when CG will be happening - this is how we’ll be announcing any last minute changes - and to make sure you are on our Saturday list of crafters if you’d like to come along.  

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

The 2021 Craft Group Co-ordinators


Standing dolls