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Our Story

 

We have a team of skilled, experienced, adaptable practitioners, who provide accessible, hands-on craft and rural skills activities. 

Our motivation is in community-building and our key is reciprocity;
everyone needs to feel they have something to offer in
order to truly engage.

Our Workshops revolve around skill sharing, exchanging ideas and support between everyone: teachers, learners and our host organisations or venues alike. This is how a thriving community functions.

 

Where possible, our workshops are available at no cost to our participants and therefore open to all.  We work with the often vulnerable in our society: those with accessibility issues, learning needs, people with mental ill-health, the lonely and isolated, boosting well-being and promoting positive interaction, as well as environmental understanding through
recycling skills and traditional crafts.
Everyone deserves a voice and
has something to contribute.

Our tutors are also available to run well-being workshops within companies and corporate venues, where we can engage with employees for a relaxed and constructive day, where you learn new skills, and help contribute to

our community-based projects.

For any further information, please email emma@thebigskill.com

Craft and Chat with Rosie Ramsey

We were excited to be asked by The National Lottery Community Fund in May 2021 to film a Craft and Chat session. With Rosie sitting at home and Bridget crafting in a field in Wales

 

Many thanks to all the National Lottery players who have helped us provide our free Craft and Chat sessions. Helping our community craft together during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

To watch Bridget show Rosie how to transform her old t-shirt into a tote bag - click Rosie's picture!

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NLCF Rosie Ramsey Crafts a T-Shirt Bag with Bridget
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Find out more about how to arrange a Big Skill Craft workshop or event in your community by emailing Emma our Events Co-ordinator. Or checking our Facebook Events page for in person or online Craft and Chat workshops.


Please Note: Some of the photographs on this site were taken at past workshops and festivals, which accounts for the lack of masks and social distancing. Read our COVID-Safe Event Guide

clay sculpture workshop
Stool Making workshop
Foraging worshop
Children's activities
Felting workhop
Woodworking skills
Recycled Fabric Flowers
Stone Sculpting Workshop
Sewing skills
Clay Oven Workshop
Hurdle Making

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The Big Skill are proud members of : 

Green Growth Pledge, - making a commitment to help reduce our carbon footprint and impact on the environment while ensuring sustainable performance, & joining a growing community of forward-thinking organisations who are helping Wales transition to a low carbon future

 

Equality Pledge: helping Welsh businesses take pro-active steps towards creating an inclusive, fair and diverse workplace, whilst offering accessible products and services to all

 

Disability Confident Committed Employer: commitment to making our workshops, courses, contracts inclusive & accessible.

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