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 coming together to craft can reduce 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, there’s also a handy guide to help you.
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
This handy resource explains the importance of safeguarding and best practice as a craft club leader
Take a look at our guidance on DBS checks if you run a craft club
Craft Club case study
Case study exploring how a craft club in Manchester boosts the wellbeing of its attendees.
Live stream your craft
Top tips about how to live stream craft workshops using online platforms.
DIY art therapy guide
Arts Sisterhood UK give you their top tips on how to boost your wellbeing with simple activity ideas.
We've teamed up with The Garden Museum and Katie Spragg to show you how you can get crafting with people living with dementia.
Crafters with SEND
This handy resource helps you deliver workshops and activities that people with SEND can get the most out of.
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