January saw the start of our new Craft Class Programme.
Already underway is a successful Saturday morning class with Diana from Pippins. She is teaching how to make a sampler quilt fortnightly. Every other Saturday she is showing the ladies attending how to make other useful and decorative items. This Saturday (February 15) using the big shot machine, which she now stocks on her unit, she will be making a patchwork bag.
Last week Diana led a successful class in making a Bread Basket which has many more uses, other than the obvious. All who attended enjoyed the session , using their talents, having a cuppa and chatting about their craft experiences. If you would like to join them, call into Magpies Nest to book a place.
Other classes on offer include, knitting, crochet, sewing, felting, spinning, glass painting, art and others.
We are always on the lookout for new ideas and new tutors so if you or someone you know is interested then come in to see us for details and available dates.
We now have an Art Tutor who will be holding an Introduction to Art today (February 14). 10.30am to 1.30pm, she will talk on different mediums and have some for you to try. She will also answer your questions. Regular classes with her will start weekly from March 21 at the same time.
There are some simple demonstrations coming up on February 26th and March 5th between 11 and 12 am, when SusanJoy will be showing how to make some simple felt items. You could become involved so book the dates in your diary.
She will also be holding a class for ‘bored’ children during the half term break. Mum and child can come along and create together. This will be on Monday (February 17) from 10.30am to midday. Booking essential.
In the retail side of the Centre, as expected it has been very quiet during January. We now look forward to celebrating Valentines Day and then Mothers Day. There is probably the perfect gift hiding away here for your loved one.
Newcomers who we have recently welcomed to trade with us are Classic Films, Wood it Be Magic, and an enterprising young man of 13 who makes all shapes and sizes of candles and calls his business Trev’s Candles.
We still have available spaces for rent starting at £10 a week.
As a supporter of the Friends of Butterfield and having been a committee member for a number of years, since opening Magpies Nest we have raised just over £100. This has been made possible by our customers, so many thanks and keep up the good work. This was handed over at the last meeting.
We need HELP!
Volunteers are required to come along to Magpies Nest to join Pippins to make quilts for Flood Aid in the South of England. Join us March 22nd from 12.30 to contribute to a worthy cause.
Keep looking at the posters we put out as we are planning some events in the future.
These may include something to interest you and if you have any ideas to use our large room then let us know and we can discuss the possibilities and availability.
We look forward to seeing you all either as a customer or in one of our classes.