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Fused Glass by Kim Rayner of Sleaford U3A

Fused Glass by Kim Rayner of Sleaford U3A

I am lucky to have a glass fusing workshop in my village. Made using frit and recycled glass. This is A 4 size and fired twice.

Blanket by Gill	Cubitt of West Bridgford U3A

Blanket by Gill Cubitt of West Bridgford U3A

Here’s a blanket I made following a pattern I got many years ago from Lakeside Crafts www.lakesidecrafts.co.uk
I used sock yarn plus other oddments, but you can use anything as long as it’s the same ply yarn. It uses approximately 200g of yarn, and I try to alternate between a plain colour, and something self- patterning.
I’ve made many of these over the years; if you use baby yarn, and do 7 by 5 squares, it makes a nice blanket for a newborn baby. It's very easy to do, and quite addictive!

Nordic Birds by Pamela Fabianska of Alfreton U3A

Nordic Birds by Pamela Fabianska of Alfreton U3A

Simple cutout pieces, some embroidered then sewn together with a blanket stitch.

Resin Objects by Liisa Brown of Hartley Wintney & District

Resin Objects by Liisa Brown of Hartley Wintney & District

I ordered a resin set from online (including resin, hardener, colours, templates and mixing utils).

The instructions are very easy to follow.

The rest is up to you; how you mix the colours, which templates you use and which objects you insert inside the objects and how. You can also recycle your yogurt pots etc containers by using then as templates.

I made coasters, paperweights, door stoppers or just reminders of 2020! The varieties as endless. I got quite hooked on making these during the lockdown!

Harley Davidson by Susan Mason

Harley Davidson by Susan Mason

A Harley Davidson motorbike made from stained glass for a friend. A pattern is designed from a photo, then the glass is cut and and rough edges ground away. The edges are then covered with copper foil and the pieces of glass are soldered together.

Felt creatures by Helen Disley of Syston & District U3A

Felt creatures by Helen Disley of Syston & District U3A

Enclosed is a photo of three-needle felted creatures I made.

I run a small craft group for Syston U3A from my home. It’s a very small group with four regular attendees and myself and we congregate around my dining room table and try out a variety of different crafts.

Needle felting proved very popular and I made a number of creatures and found it very addictive. Around Easter time I made a number of Easter chicks and rabbits.

When lockdown came I decided to photograph my animals with the message “Stay home, stay safe” and put it on my Facebook page and also sent A copy to the craft group member to maybe give them some inspiration.

Needle felting is becoming increasingly popular and is a fairly easy craft for beginners to master and doesn’t require a great outlay for materials.
I have taught a number of workshops and most people can master the basics within a couple of hours.

Materials needed are wool (unwoven wool) and needle felting needles... ordinary sewing needles do not work. There are a number of free tutorials on I tube and starter kits can be bought at most craft shops. Give it a go and I reckon you’ll really enjoy it... just be careful of your fingers... the needles are very sharp!

'Crochet Pumpkin' by Jenny Stokel of Cheshire U3A

'Crochet Pumpkin' by Jenny Stokel of Cheshire U3A

Crochet from a Pattern offline, on Youtube. Quite easy.

'Snowmen' by Archie Scott of Forth Valley U3A

'Snowmen' by Archie Scott of Forth Valley U3A

I am a woodcarver and woodturner. I make these my friends and family. I make the body and pyrograph the details, and my wife makes the woollen hats.