During 2024 Honiton Carers will enjoy their Art & Craft sessions at The Methodist Church on the 4th Wednesday of each month. We are looking forward to working with various tutors during the year.

Programme from January – July 2024 incl.

Wednesday 10th January 2024, Jewellery with Vanessa Brown

A wonderful first craft session of the year making bead bracelets. Vanessa supplied little bags with beads in various sizes and colours from which we chose what we wanted to use. She showed us how to string them together and how to tie each end. She also provided a small magnet to make it easier for our not so nimble fingers to open and close the bracelet. Lovely, totally absorbing session, much enjoyed by all.

Wednesday 24th January 2024, Pastels with Dee Masters

This was Dee’s first visit to our group, but she will be visiting every other month throughout 2024, doing lots of different Crafts with us. We are really looking forward to her sessions.

Today we enjoyed pastels which was completely new to most of us. She taught us about the pastels themselves and about the various types or cards we could use. She gave us a small postcard with a colourful landscape and asked us to copy it on one of the cards, but to interpret it in our own way. My goodness that is exactly what we all did. So many different but equally lovely pictures emerged by the end of the two hour session. We have some serious talents in our group.

Wednesday 28th February 2024, Drawing with wool with Hazel Austin

Honiton Carers met at the Methodist Church on Wednesday 28th February for their monthly Art & Craft session. The tutor this time was Hazel Austin who taught us how to ”Draw with Wool” something completely different to anything we have tried before. Hazel brought some templates with her which we covered by gluing our chosen colours of wool on to them. No restrictions, we all just let our Imagination flow.  It was rather sticky to say the least, but we all had so much fun doing it and the session was much enjoyed by all.

Ruth French, Co-op Members Pioneer for Honiton & Sidmouth also visited. She brought some heart shaped templates with her,  for us to complete at home for the upcoming International Women’s Day which falls on 8th March this year. The Co-op is running a competition and the idea is to think of a woman who  inspires you and then make a connection on the heart, it can be a drawing, a photo, a poem, or a quote, whatever comes to mind, anything will do as long as it refers to whoever inspires you one way or another.

The winning entry receives a prize of £200 for their group, for us that  would pay for a “Walk & Chat” outing by coach, which we all love.


Wednesday 27th March 2024, Collage Placements with Dee Masters

The Art & Craft session was this month attended by 28 carers who all made some wonderful examples of Collage Placements. Guided by Dee Masters we cut out from various magazines and formed an individual theme for our picture. Some brilliant results for sure. The session was much enjoyed by all.

The Lions Easter Egg draw was won by Mary Williams, ticket drawn by Dee Masters.

Beautiful floral table decorations made by Barbara East and refreshments served in the small room by Stella Ford and Pat Dunlop. Brilliant afternoon all together.

Refreshment time after the workshop
Lisa Lloyd present the Lions Easter Egg to Mary Williams