Our Story

For the past ten years The Big Skill has worked in  Mid & South Wales & Herefordshire,, to share and develop creative and practical skills through traditional and contemporary craft workshops and events. 

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 we can everything is made available at no cost to our participants and therefore open to all.  We work with the often vulnerable in our society: those with disabilities, people with mental health problems, 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.

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!

NLCF-Thanks to the Players
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 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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