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Bi-monthly meetings

Despite the Covid19 pandemic and the government edict of lockdown, we continue with our bi-monthly gatherings, same time, in form of virtual meetings using Zoom technology. To participate send us an email or message. Details on how to contact us can be found on our Contact page.

Helping NHS from home

To help tackle the national shortage of PPE supplies, several of us in the group have volunteered to sew scrubs and masks for the NHS and nursing homes. At the time of writing this news, x scrubs have been made and delivered the 'scrub hubs'. If you would like to help, please get in touch. It will be greatly appreciated.

About

PLAIN & PEARL is a friendly social & all-inclusive group of people interested in knitting and other craft activities.  We welcome all ages, gender,  race and creed.  The only requirement is enthusiasm to craft things.  

The group meets twice a month, 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings 19:30-21:30 at St Mary’s Parish hall, Langham Rd, Teddington TW11 9HF

There is a £2 fee per session to cover the cost of refreshments which include fresh tea/coffee and homebaked cake prepared by Josie, the leader of the group.  No need to book, just turn up.

Additionally, we organise variety of themed activities such as workshops or excursions to museums or craft fairs etc.  These special activities are optional, normally bookable in advance and will involved a nominal fee to cover costs of material and any external instructors.   For our latest schedule of activities visit our Calendar page.  Also, check our Activities page for short write-up on past activities we have held.

Apart from the social aspect of our get-togethers, we participate in St Mary’s Christmas church bazaar and Teddington Village summer fair where we sell our craftwork.  Funds from the sales we give to charities.  Also by participating in these event we aim to raise awareness in the community of the many benefits of craft to children and adults alike.

Special Activities

In additional to our regular bi-monthly meeting, we organise special craft activities such as workshops & excursions to craft fairs, exhibitions or museums. If there's an interest then we organise it and make it happen. Enrollment to these special activites are managed via Eventbrite. For the latest schedule see our Calendar page.
Macrame workshop

Macrame workshop

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Wreath Making

Wreath Making

This is an ever popular workshop which we organise every year few weeks prior to Christmas holiday. In recent years we have had to hold multiple sessions due to high demand. All materials are supplied and included in the enrollment price.

Workshops on Knitting & crochet techniques

Workshops on Knitting & crochet techniques

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Chocolate Making

Chocolate Making

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Jewelry beading

Jewelry beading

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Beeswax wrap workshop

Beeswax wrap workshop

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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

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Flower Arrangements

Flower Arrangements

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Bunting

Bunting

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Calligraphy

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Sugar Crafting

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Wet Felting

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Embroidery

Embroidery

Variety of embroidery techniques including Chicken scratch, cross stitching, crewel. Materials supplied.

Card Making

Card Making

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Testimonials

Since the 1st Plain & Pearl meeting we have received many texts and emails of thanks and real appreciation. These are some of them:

"So grateful to get out of the house" and "what a wonderful evening. I have really enjoyed myself - what a warm welcome"

"I had not knitted for years and had forgotten how satisfying and relaxing knitting is. I will cetainly be making an effort to knit more to de-stress"

"Everyone was extremely nice and very enthusiastic, I particularly loved the wide age range. It's certainly inspired me to start knitting again and I've even carried on with my project at home"

"just to say what a great time I had last night, and than you both so much for organising it. I'm looking forward to the next meeting and it's spurred me to get on with my project"

"I learnt to knit as a child, and would love to take it up again. I have thought about it before, but without my mother close to hand to help me out when I get stuck I have never been brave enough to give it a go"

"The buddy system worked very well and I was so pleased to be able to get my neglected half knitted jumper back on track"

Blog

Helping NHS

Several members of Plain and Pearl have been sewing scrubs and scrub bags to help meet the shortage of PPEs at local hospitals and nursing homes. Maduri, one of our regulars, said: “I have also Read more…

P&P virtual meetings

Since the Covid19 lockdown, due to self isolation and self distancing, P&P bi-monthly physical social gatherings have been suspended. Instead we have been holding virtual meetings using Zoom technology. At such a difficult time, it Read more…

Contact us

If you have any queries, send a message under 'Contact Us' or email to the email address at the bottom or turn up at one of our gatherings at:

St Mary Parish Hall

Langham Rd, Teddington TW11 9HF
020 8943 226

Email:

josie@stmarywithstalban.org

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