Portsdown U3A

Crafts Group
  • Last Updated: 22 Jul 2017

Craft pic


Welcome to Portsdown U3A Crafts Group

The Craft group are an enthusiastic group of ladies who are eager to socialise whilst we do craft. We meet between two and four, on the first Wednesday of the month, at Cosham Baptist Church, in one of the first floor rooms (there is a lift) – but no meeting on 4 October as it’s the U3A Open Day.

The group has continued to explore and learn a variety of different craft activities, drawing on the skills of the group members and taking it in turns to lead the group. Since January we have made cheeky owls, had a go at square Japanese Braiding and brought in our knitted hats, gloves, balaclava and mufflers for “The Mission to Seafarers”. We had a lovely letter from them to thank us for our efforts.

If you like making things and having a good chat then come and join us.

Group Leader: Sharon Searle
Email: contact@portsdownu3a.org.uk




Previous Projects



We sent 36 hats, 5 pairs of gloves, 1 Balaclava and 2 mufflers to “The Mission to Seafarers”.



To commemorate World War I we made a poppy wall hanging which is now hanging in the World War I exhibition in Fort Widley



At one of the meetings we enjoyed making rope bowls with Julia Smee from Highbury College. At first this appeared to be a complicated skill to achieve but once we got going we quickly realised it was fun to do.



The topic for the July meeting was rather unusual. Charles Haskell, the director of the WW1 exhibition, who some of us met when we presented the Poppy wall hanging to him, asked if we could make some barbed wire



Some of our Other Work