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  1. ]Hi Just to let you know that our small community crafty friends group of Warrington/Wigan has now got a new venue. It has been going in our homes for quite a number of months now ,so we have decided it was about time that we had our own special venue . The venue is perfect ,great parking and full disabled access. It is a very informal group and perfect if you just fancy a couple of hours to yourself and fancy a chat and also craft at the same time.You can bring you own items to work on ,but we will also be having different demonstrations of all sorts of crafts to give you inspration and perhaps have a go at yourself. Knitters and crocheters are most welcome as I am very much into crochet at the moment, as my first granchild is due in the next 3 weeks.I also make knitted handbags and then felt them. This group is for all sorts of crafters and there are many people looking for a new hobby so the more variation of crafts in the group will give them a chance to see if it is for them or not. We are looking to make all sorts of paper and fabric embellishments which you can use on all sorts of crafts.We will make boxes,bags and mini frames from card which are perfect to put gifts into ,use as favours and even sell as gifts.The frames are cute and look amazing when decorated.We will also be covering rag wreaths,wall plaques,dreamcatchers ,corsage making,flower arranging and lots more. Change of date DUE TO BEREAVMENT; Our first session is on DATE; WEDNESDAY 13TH FEB 2013 TIME; 10.15 AM-12.30 pm The cost will be a donation of £3.50 which will help towards the room hire and the refreshments. We do hope you will join us for a couple of hours just for yourself enjoying crafting and socialising. If you need any help or have any questions please just personal message me and I will always get back to you. many thanks Jackie [/size][/color][/size]
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    Start Date for Group In Wigan/Warrington

    Hi Just to say a big thank you for all who turned up for our first craft session in our new venue. It was extremely succesful and I cannot wait for the next one.People turned up even in the snow and rain ,so a big thank you it was really appreciated as I had visions of sitting by myself for a couple of hours. Take care Jacki
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    Start Date for Group In Wigan/Warrington

    Hi Pollysmum Have just sent a message to you via the personal mail ,just have a look in your personal mail box. You will soon get the hang of things and once you know how to navigate you will be just fine. If you need any help where everything is just shout someone including myself will always help you out. Take care Jacki
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    Start Date for Group In Wigan/Warrington

    Hi Goose Thank you for such suppotive words.As it is getting closer I just hope we will have people turn up. If you are local to the Warrington /Wigan we would love you to join us. If you need any further help or info just give me a shout. Many thanks Jackie
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    Crochet Cushion - First Attempt

    Your cushion is so lovely ,really love the style very shabby chic which I really love at the moment. I magine what you will be crocheting in six months time ?You have seem to taken to crocheting so naturally.
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    Meetup in Warrington Brustation

    [ Hi All We have a small meetup group which is a very informal meetup ,with everybody bringing along their own project to work on or to come and chat ,socialise and maybe get a taste for new craft.. I have a number of crochet projects on the go at the moment,but what ever craft you are into your are welcome to join us. This is a very relaxed meetup rather than a formal class or workshop as many people do not have the confidence to start these,but by joing something like this will give them the confidence to go further. The Brustation CAFE (formerly Borders book shop in warrington on the same retail park as DFS SOFA SHOP WARRINGTON) The shop is now a discount shop with the cafe upstairs. Has a lift to upper floor for people with disabilities with good parking facilities and parking for the disabled. The only thing the cafe ask is that we purchase teas,coffees etc and not bring our own refreshments with us. DATE: MONDAY 30th JAN UARY 2012 TIME: 1-3. PM If you have any questions etc please ask and I will get back to you as soon as possible. If you think you would like to join us just send me a quick email just so I can look out for you and also so I do not look like a sad person sat in the corner by myself for 2 hours. Take care Jackie
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    new chain maille bracelet.

    Your bracelet is gorgeous ,I admire all the work and time that goes into chain maille jewellery ,well done.
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    Meetup in Warrington Brustation

    Hi All Just to say a big thank you to those who turned up on Monday,it was lovely to meet you. I had a lovely 2 hours and hope to meetup next Monday 13th FEBRUARY same place, same time. Take care Jackie
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    Score Board

    Hi I popped into the "Works" this week and found that they had the Stephanie Weightman score board for only £1.99 which I thought was a great bargain if you where looking to buy one.
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    New Crafter From The North West!

    Hi And a very warm welcome to the forum. I too am in the north west just outside of Warrington. I really love Vintage Chic and I'm really into recycling and upcycling items. I love sourcing vintage lace and materials and love making vintage cake stand steacup pincushions and jewellery stands and I have just started making some vintage themed cushions for Christmas pressies and papercrafts for the festive season.
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    painted bangle

    Hi Kate What a great idea to do with quite a simple plain braclet. It really looks lovely,I am now off to have a look at my old braclets and have a go at revamping them. You have given me some much needed inspration. Jackie
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    Bamboo v's Metal crochet hook

    Hi I have been crocheting and knitting for quite a few years and really do prefer the bamboo needles and hooks as they are so much kinder on your joints. The bambbo is softer and definatley helps with such difficulties and will also help prevent joint problems starting off. I have used both and both work equally the same just the bamboo are kinder to your joints. Hope this helps mrs sparkle
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    Hi This is my westy who is always full of fun,he is now a little older than the picture. He has been poorly this week with a virus, and we have all been so wooried about him. He is now well on the mend and after my yoghurt this morning,if there si food around woody is not far away.
  14. Hi Just wondered are there any groups going in this area and surrounding areas I would love to join to chat, socialise and get help from other knitters. I have recently got back into knitting ,but am a little rusty and could do with some guidance along the way. hope to speak to you soon. Jacki
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    CRAFT AND CHAT Due To Start

    Hi All Just to let you know that the start date of my new CRAFT AND CHAT group in WARRINGTON is due to start on the MONDAY 10TH MAY WINWICK LEISURE CENTRE WARRINGTON 1-3PM I know i have mentioned it before ,but I am starting to get nervous as it is something I have never done before. The group is a non profit making group ,just a way to get like minded people to come together or to get together to just have a chat and socialise. The group is not a workshop or lessons,but a very informal style of group where we can bring our crafts and ourselves together,bring along your basics ,your knitting,crochet ,your card bits and peices. I know there are so many crafty and talented people out there and it would be a perfect way to help each other out with ideas,hints and tips. There will be a small session charge ,but this will be purely to cover the venue costs and our tea,coffee and biccies THE WINWICK LEISURE CENTRE WARRINGTON IS REALLY WELL SITUATED IN WARRINGTON AND CLOSE TO MOTORWAY LINKS TO MANCHESTER,WIGAN,ST.HELENS,LIVERPOOL AND SURROUNDING AREAS I would love to see you on the day and if you need any more info just pm and I will get back to you as soon as possible. OOPS NEARLY FORGOT: There are excellent disabled facilities in this venue,car parking,ramps ,disabled toilets so this is a perfect place for EVERYONE,both disabled and non disabled Kindest regards and take care from a very nervous Jacki
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    A great big 'hi there' and 'hello'

    Hi Helen And a very warm welcome from me ,I realy love your username my other half loves wine gums especially the green one. I too love jewellery making especially crochet wire jewellery,but love all sorts of crafts. Off to have a look at your blog and look forward to chatting. Take care Jacki
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    CRAFT AND CHAT Due To Start

    Hi All Just a quick hello to you and just to let you know that the new CRAFT AND CHAT IN WARRINGTON has only one day to go before it starts. I am really nervous as I have never done anything like this before. I keep going through check lists as you do!!!!!! If you could join me I would be ever so happy as I have a vision of me of sitting in the Winwick leisure center for 2 hours by myself. Will let you all know how things went. Take care Jacki
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    Hello all Crafty People

    ]Hi Vanessa Welcome to this fantastic forum.I am sure you will make lots of crafty friends here . Look forward to seeing some of your crafty bits. Jacki
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    I had a days holiday, and I spent it at the torch!!!!

    These are gorgeous,I envy you your talent asI have had a go at glass lampwork and it is not as easy as you think it is. Beautiful,beautiful work. Jacki
  20. Hi this is a very useful post as I was about to start looking for bits and peices for my new craft and chat group. Here I come ebay and crafters companion site. Once again many thanks Jacki
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    Hello everyone, Carol here from Netherlands

    Hi Carol and a very warm welcome from me,I am sure you will feel totally at home on this forum. I cannot wait to log on every morning as I find it is a great tonic.With not being in the best of health I don't post constantly,but I love being here as it is so freindly and I have learnt so much by the many talented crafters out there. Bye for now Jacki
  22. Hi All After nearly giving up on starting a craft and chat group,something amazing happened to change things .A couple of months ago I mentioned about starting a craft and chat group on here in the Warrington /Wigan area, and although there was some really good interest at the beginning,there ended up not being enough people to come along and that meant I would have to pay for the room myself. As this was not a profit making venture ,purely for socialising I could not afford to do this by myself. So I thought well I least I tried. THE NEXT THING IS.......... The Warrington guardian had picked up my thread about the craft and chat and advertised it in their whats on page. Little did they know that it had not gone ahead due to the reasons above. Well a few people turned up at the venue and of course I was not there . The venue told me that they had seen an advert in the Warrington Guardian,but I knew nothing of this , as far as I was concerned the group was not happening. I WAS PUZZLED so thought I would contact the Warrington guardian as I was really puzzled as how they new about a group I was trying to get going.They told me that they had picked it up on the GOOGLE search engine so had put it in their paper. I GOT chatting as you do..... and explained why I wanted to start a group and they said thet would like to do a peice for the paper so in the peice went,that was a couple of weeks agao. SINCE THE PEICE ,I have had loads of interest from people who would love to come along. OF COURSE THE MORE THE MERRIER and if you would like to come along for an informal afternoon to CRAFTt,knit,crochet or just socialise I would love to meet you. START DATE: Monday 10th May TIME: 1-3PM VENUE:: Winwick leisure centre Warrington IF YOU would like any more info just private mail and I will get back to you Take care Jackie
  23. [ Hi All After many months of searching for the right venue for a new group,I have eventually found one. I have provisionally booked DATE : Monday the 8th March VENUE: :Winwick leisure centre,Winwick,Warrington Time: 12.30 pm-2-45 pm This is a really good venue loads of parking,brilliant disabled access, which I was looking for as to enable as many people to attend. The group is for all sorts of crafts, including knitting and crocheting. I hope it will be a great place to craft and chat and more chat as my OH says. The group would be on a fortnightly basis ,and will be very informal. Once it gets going, I am hoping to get crafty people in to do demos of their work so people can experience many other crafts. It is open to Adults both men and women. It would be a perfect way to make new friends or socialise while the children are at school, or if you have just moved into the area a way to meet people. I have had interest from people from Warrington,Wigan,Bolton Cheshire and surrouding areas,so of course everyone is welcome. THE MORE, THE MERRIER If you are genuinely interested on coming along please email me ,so I could get an idea of how many people may turn up on the day and give you any other details you may need. Look forward to hearing from you Take care Jacki
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    Start date for New Group 8th March Cheshire,Warrington

    Hi Stacey Lovely to hear from you.I have sent you a personal message(PM) where you can find it on your profile box once you have logged in. Take care and look forward to hearing from you shortly Jacki
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    Start date for New Group 8th March Cheshire,Warrington

    Many thanks for that Jacki