Craft at The Cowshed

What it’s all about

Our Community Arts and Crafts group – Craft at The Cowshed, was set up primarily to recycle items that are unsuitable for passing on to our client such as bedding, unusable clothing or damaged curtains but over the years it has become so much more than that. Our craft sessions have become a warm and welcoming place for people to meet, make friends and socialise with tea and cake, and all whilst making an invaluable contribution towards our charity’s work.

Our wonderful craft team use these fabrics to make tote bags, which we then fill with the items we provide to our clients. We aim to be a zero single-use plastic organisation.  Our volunteers make at least 150 of these lovely bags every week but we always need more as the number of people we support each week continues to grow.  Our busy team also make other items to be sold at craft fairs to help support the main charity, including cushions made from old shirts, bunting and fabric Christmas decorations. As well as being a community focal point and recycling items that would otherwise end up in landfill, the group are also helping to pass on sewing skills to anyone that wants to learn. Thanks to funding from Prudential, Greggs and The Postcode Community Trust, we were able to purchase the required equipment and the group meets regularly at a number of locations.

Get involved

Our craft sessions run on a drop-in basis, and everyone is welcome.  Whether you are an experienced sewer or a beginner keen to learn, there is a warm welcome for everyone. If you love to craft and would like to support us by joining our friendly group, please contact one of our craft co-ordinators below, or simply pop along to one of our sessions.  If you can’t make it to our regular meetings but would still like to help, many of our supporters work on craft projects at home for us and bring them in when convenient.

Our craft sessions run on the following days:

Wokingham Craft Room

Rubra2, Mulberry Business Park, Fishponds Road, Wokingham, RG41 2GY

Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 10am-4pm

Craft co-ordinator – Audrey Knox