u3as across the movement have been using craft projects as a way to connect with their local communities.
Caldicot & District u3a’s Handicraft group brought joy to their local area with knitted flowers (above.) They had initially created these for National Yarnbombing Day in June and added more this month.
Similarly, a group including Buxton u3a members created knitted postbox toppers (above.) Postboxes around the area were decorated in line with four themes: Postpeople, Gardens, Underwater and Frozen. u3a member Sue chose the themes and created the bases whilst other members of the group then worked together to create the decorations. Sue says, "It has created a lot of interest locally and really brightened up my town of Buxton." She worked with the local Royal Mail depot to gain their permission and keep them up to date with the progress of the project.
Exmouth & District u3a's Quilting Fun group use quilting as a way to not only stay connected with each other but provide interest in their local community. Their most recent project was a bookshelf quilt which they gave to their local library. They worked on it throughout lockdown with group leader Clare coming up with the idea and creating template squares for members to work on in their own time, coming together for fortnightly Zoom meetings where they would share their progress and demonstrate different techniques.
What has your u3a craft group been working on?
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