Across the nation, people get together to craft in schools, galleries, libraries and cafes. Crafting at home is great but crafting in communities is better! Craft clubs enable people to share skills and come together, reducing loneliness and isolation.
For over a decade, Crafts Council has championed the work of craft clubs across the country. To read about the benefits of crafting together, take a look at the case study below. If it inspires you to start your own craft club, refer to our handy guide to help you get going.
If you’re looking for a craft club to join or want to share the making you’ve been doing with your local community, join our Everyday Making forum on Facebook. You could also get in touch with your local library to see if they host a craft group.
How to set up a craft club in your community
Advice and guidance about setting up a craft club in your community.
Creating a Safe Environment for your craft club
Understand the importance of safeguarding and best practice as a craft club leader.
Read our guidance on DBS checks if you run a craft club.
Craft Club case study
Discover how a craft club in Manchester boosted the wellbeing of its attendees.
Live stream your craft
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DIY art therapy guide
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The Garden Museum and Katie Spragg demonstrate how to get crafting with people living with dementia.
Crafters with SEND
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