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Herefordshire Carers - Crafs, Chat & Caring 

Thanks to a HCF Community and Personal Resilience Fund, Big Skill will be working with Herefordshire Carers to provide a range of workshops, zoom & grow & cook sessions at different centres in Herefordshire, as well as providing free craft kits & Agored Cymru OCN course.

“The workshops will include - Art from Recycled Materials; Creative Writing; Videos & Mobiles; Charcoal Sticks Making; Rag Rug Broaches; Coil Basket Making; Fascinating Figures using household materials; Sea Glass Mobiles; Metal Bugs from Scrap; T-Shirt Bags; Embellish with Embroidery: Button Bracelets; Magazine Paper Bowls; Willow Workshops; Felting, Easy Recipes Cooking.

Upcoming Events

  • Hand Sewing Techniques
    Hand Sewing Techniques
    Thu, 30 May
    The Living Room
    30 May 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    The Living Room, 10 Commercial Rd, Hereford HR1 2BB, UK
    30 May 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    The Living Room, 10 Commercial Rd, Hereford HR1 2BB, UK
    Learn how to improve your Hand Sewing skills
  • Hand Sewing Techniques CANCELLED
    Hand Sewing Techniques CANCELLED
    Fri, 31 May
    The Living Room
    31 May 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    The Living Room, 10 Commercial Rd, Hereford HR1 2BB, UK
    31 May 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    The Living Room, 10 Commercial Rd, Hereford HR1 2BB, UK
    Learn how to improve your Hand Sewing skills
  • Block printed tote bags & Tea Towels
    Block printed tote bags & Tea Towels
    Fri, 31 May
    Craig-y-Nos Country Park
    31 May 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    Craig-y-Nos Country Park, Pen-y-cae, Craig-y-nos, Swansea SA9 1GL, UK
    31 May 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    Craig-y-Nos Country Park, Pen-y-cae, Craig-y-nos, Swansea SA9 1GL, UK
    Print some lovely repeat patterns onto fabric!
  • Willow Birdfeeders
    Willow Birdfeeders
    Wed, 05 Jun
    The Muse
    05 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    The Muse, Glamorgan St, Brecon LD3 7DW, UK
    05 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    The Muse, Glamorgan St, Brecon LD3 7DW, UK
    Come and have a go at willow weaving, where you will make at least one maybe 2 willow birdfeeders/garlic holders
  • Decorative Hanging Hearts
    Decorative Hanging Hearts
    Mon, 10 Jun
    Craig-y-Nos Country Park
    10 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    Craig-y-Nos Country Park, Pen-y-cae, Craig-y-nos, Swansea SA9 1GL, UK
    10 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    Craig-y-Nos Country Park, Pen-y-cae, Craig-y-nos, Swansea SA9 1GL, UK
    Decorative, hanging hearts to brighten up your living space.
  • Willow Trays
    Willow Trays
    Thu, 13 Jun
    The Welfare
    13 Jun 2024, 09:00 – 13:00
    The Welfare, Brecon Rd, Ystradgynlais, Swansea SA9 1JJ, UK
    13 Jun 2024, 09:00 – 13:00
    The Welfare, Brecon Rd, Ystradgynlais, Swansea SA9 1JJ, UK
    Come and make willow trays
  • Willow Platters
    Willow Platters
    Fri, 14 Jun
    Abergavenny Methodist Hall
    14 Jun 2024, 13:00 – 16:00
    Abergavenny Methodist Hall, 5 Castle St, Abergavenny NP7 5EE, UK
    14 Jun 2024, 13:00 – 16:00
    Abergavenny Methodist Hall, 5 Castle St, Abergavenny NP7 5EE, UK
    Beautiful platters from willow
  • Plastic bottle butterflies
    Plastic bottle butterflies
    Thu, 20 Jun
    Craig-y-Nos Country Park
    20 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    Craig-y-Nos Country Park, Pen-y-cae, Craig-y-nos, Swansea SA9 1GL, UK
    20 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    Craig-y-Nos Country Park, Pen-y-cae, Craig-y-nos, Swansea SA9 1GL, UK
    Up-cycle old plastic bottles into decorative butterflies.
  • Food Growing in Containers
    Food Growing in Containers
    Fri, 21 Jun
    Craig-y-Nos Country Park
    21 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    Craig-y-Nos Country Park, Pen-y-cae, Craig-y-nos, Swansea SA9 1GL, UK
    21 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    Craig-y-Nos Country Park, Pen-y-cae, Craig-y-nos, Swansea SA9 1GL, UK
    Learn how to grow your own food in a variety of containers, which you will take home. You will get your hands in the soil, play, learn and discover how you can re-purpose a variety of materials into containers suitable for growing food.
  • Plastic bottle butterflies - CANCELLED
    Plastic bottle butterflies - CANCELLED
    Thu, 23 May
    Methodist Church Hall
    23 May 2024, 09:15 – 12:45
    Methodist Church Hall, Castle St, Abergavenny NP7 5EE, UK
    23 May 2024, 09:15 – 12:45
    Methodist Church Hall, Castle St, Abergavenny NP7 5EE, UK
    Up-cycle old plastic bottles into decorative butterflies.
  • Coffee, sewing & chat at The Living Room
    Coffee, sewing & chat at The Living Room
    Mon, 20 May
    The Living Room
    20 May 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    The Living Room, Commercial Rd, Hereford HR1 2BB, UK
    20 May 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    The Living Room, Commercial Rd, Hereford HR1 2BB, UK
    Come and talk to us over coffee and cake about what crafts you would like us to put on in the Hereford area and learn some new sewing techniques.
  • Recycled Mini Metal Bugs
    Recycled Mini Metal Bugs
    Fri, 17 May
    Abergavenny Methodist Hall
    17 May 2024, 13:00 – 16:00
    Abergavenny Methodist Hall, Castle St, Abergavenny NP7 5EE, UK
    17 May 2024, 13:00 – 16:00
    Abergavenny Methodist Hall, Castle St, Abergavenny NP7 5EE, UK
    Get creative, whilst also learning how to use pop rivets, by making a unique little bug for your garden or home, using recycled materials and some metalworking tools.
  • Food Growing in Containers
    Food Growing in Containers
    Fri, 17 May
    Craig-y-Nos Country Park
    17 May 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    Craig-y-Nos Country Park, Pen-y-cae, Craig-y-nos, Swansea SA9 1GL, UK
    17 May 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    Craig-y-Nos Country Park, Pen-y-cae, Craig-y-nos, Swansea SA9 1GL, UK
    CANCELLED
  • Born Again Bottles Launch event
    Born Again Bottles Launch event
    Thu, 09 May
    Pen-y-cae
    09 May 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Pen-y-cae, Pen-y-cae, Craig-y-nos, Swansea SA9 1GL, UK
    09 May 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
    Pen-y-cae, Pen-y-cae, Craig-y-nos, Swansea SA9 1GL, UK
    Come and hear about our wonderful new project to reyle old bottles into art!
  • Rag Rug Flower Brooch / Wreath CANCELLED
    Rag Rug Flower Brooch / Wreath CANCELLED
    Thu, 09 May
    The Living Room
    09 May 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    The Living Room, 10 Commercial Rd, Hereford HR1 2BB, UK
    09 May 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    The Living Room, 10 Commercial Rd, Hereford HR1 2BB, UK
    Learn the proddy rag rug technique to make a flower brooch, or sign up to both workshops on the 2nd and 9th May to make a rag rug summer wreath.
  • Decorating Glass Jars - CANCELLED
    Decorating Glass Jars - CANCELLED
    Thu, 09 May
    The Wellfare Hall
    09 May 2024, 09:00 – 13:00
    The Wellfare Hall, Ystradgynlais, Swansea SA9 1JJ, UK
    09 May 2024, 09:00 – 13:00
    The Wellfare Hall, Ystradgynlais, Swansea SA9 1JJ, UK
    Upcycle some plain jars, into pretty storage containers, using fabrics, ribbons, braids and other crafting materials.
  • Introduction to Leathercraft
    Introduction to Leathercraft
    Wed, 08 May
    The Muse
    08 May 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    The Muse, Glamorgan St, Brecon LD3 7DW, UK
    08 May 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    The Muse, Glamorgan St, Brecon LD3 7DW, UK
    Learn about the basic skills and tools needed to make simple leather items including bookmarks, bracelets and key rings (vegan materials available).
  • Rag Rug Flower Brooch / Wreath CANCELLED
    Rag Rug Flower Brooch / Wreath CANCELLED
    Thu, 02 May
    The Living Room
    02 May 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    The Living Room, 10 Commercial Rd, Hereford HR1 2BB, UK
    02 May 2024, 10:00 – 14:00
    The Living Room, 10 Commercial Rd, Hereford HR1 2BB, UK
    Learn the proddy rag rug technique to make a flower brooch, or sign up to both workshops on the 2nd and 9th May to make a rag rug summer wreath.
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