Crafts & Gardens

Broadly doing some Crafts activity, including gardening.

Creative Crafts

Tabor Court, Beech Hill SG6 4YJ

Our members are working on lacemaking, felting, embroidery, long stitch tapestry, decorative needlework and modelling clay. 

We hope to introduce crafts such as stencilling, card-making and weaving and would encourage anybody who has experience in these to come and  join us, so we can share ideas and skills. 

No need to book in advance; we would love to meet you.

 

When you arrive press the button for the manager and she'll let you in.

Men in Sheds

Men’s sheds are community spaces for like-minded people to connect, converse, create and gain a renewed sense of purpose and belonging. The activities are often similar to those carried out in garden sheds, but for groups of men to share together – a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to share and practise skills and knowledge, enjoy making and mending, whilst at the same time making social connections and friendship building (see mensheds.org.uk for more information).

The shed will be whatever members want it to be and the group is currently looking for a venue. This could be an empty office, unit, Portakabin, warehouse, garage or outbuilding but it needs to be able to store the tools and equipment needed for the group’s activities, which might include woodworking, electronics, small engineering projects, repairing, restoring and recycling/converting scrap into useful objects or even use the space for model railways and other hobbies.

If you feel you would like to become involved in the Men In Sheds project do come along - we are a friendly group that meets on  the second Wednesday of each month, or get in touch if you are interested, or if you can suggest a possible venue for a ’shed’ in Letchworth, please get in touch with the group contact.

Flower Arranging

We meet every 2 weeks on  Monday afternoons at The Cloisters, 36 Barrington Road, Letchworth.

We are a very enthusiastic group who enjoy making pretty arrangements. Our skills vary considerably from complete novices to almost professional.

If you would like to know more please call or email the group contact Angie  angielockyeris@icloud.com or 01462 893441

Playing the Recorder for Fun

Wednesdays, 10:30am to 11:30am.

Venue: Check with the Group Contact.

We have a couple of spare places. Some experience of playing the recorder would be useful.

Ukulele Group

Thursdays 1pm - 3pm

St Thomas Church Hall, 103 Bedford Road, Letchworth SG6 4DW.

We meet each week to play, sing and socialise. We range from beginners to more accomplished players.

Why not come along with your ukulele and give it a try?

 

 

 

Sewing group

We have nine members, a very diverse set of talented ladies.

We meet from 2.00 - 4.00pm on the first and third Thursdays of the month.

The group covers most forms of needlework. There is sometimes space for a new member so get in touch if you are interested.

If anyone would like to start a second group contact William Armitage (see New Groups) or leave your details at David’s Bookshop.

Textile Enthusiasts and Weavers

This textiles community group meets once a month, usually on a Tuesday evening, to take part in a textile-related activity or craft. 

The meetings, which include all materials and equipment as well as refreshments, are £4 per person.

We meet at Digswell Arts in The Fenners Building, 7 Openshaw Way, just off the Wynd. Free parking is available on site.

New members always welcome.

To find out more and for details of the next meeting, please get in touch with the group contact.

Patchwork Group

Informal gatherings to patchwork together and swap tips. Plus of course a bit of chat!

Please note that we will be meeting at the Premier Inn in Station Road, on the first Thursday of each month between 11.00am and 1.00pm

Please bring your own materials with you.

There will be a small charge to cover room hire.

Freetea and coffee.

No need to book, just turn up.

Open to all LALG members:.charges members £2.00, non-members £3.00.

 

Learning and Practising Lip Reading

Please contact Veronica or Jean (details to the right) for infomation about meetings.

This group is currently full, but new groups are being formed as existing ones fill up, so please contact William Armitage on 01462 643537 about the possibility of setting up a new lip reading group.

 

Clock Group

LALG Clock Group

We service and repair clocks under our tutor Richard Edwards with the assistance of Bernard Bailey.
Sessions begin with a short presentation on theory followed by practical work on members’ own mechanical clocks.
We meet once a week during term time on Wednesdays, 7.00pm to 9.30pm, at Mrs Howard Memorial Hall in central Letchworth (free parking).
We are recruiting now for the autumn term (11 Sept - 18 Dec excuding 30 Oct).

The cost is £84 for 14 sessions. Beginners and more experienced horologists are welcome.


If any members know of someone who would like to learn watchmaking please get in touch.

 

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