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Do you want to craft and create at your local health centre? PortersAvenue Health Centre is open for more than a doctors appointment!The wellbeing group who meet there are opening their doors to all. There are residents who are going to share their skills. Come along to the meeting room on the first floor, accessible by stairs or a lift, and see what you can learn.

 
 

Precious Gems

Wednesday 23 October

10.00am - 12.00pm

Porters Avenue Health Care Centre, 234 Porters Ave,RM8 2EQ

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Have you wondered about the power of gems? Come and find out more about the unique uses of precious stones, and how you can use them to help you every day. Reba and Pansy have been learning about the healing power of gems and stones for a number of years. Learn from Reba and Pansy in this session, and find out which gem suits you best.

Barter:

1. A story

2. A smile

3. A photo

4. Your favourite gem


Icing Cake Figures

Wednesday 30 October

10.00am - 12.00pm

Porters Avenue Health Care Centre, 234 Porters Ave, RM8 2EQ

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Want to learn and improve your sugar work skills? Even if it’s your first time, find out how to create small figures with marzipan. Pam has lived in the borough for over 31 years. She likes making cakes for special occasions and icing them. Pam will share some basic knowledge of how to make icing figures using marzipan to top cupcakes!

Barter:

1. A smile

2. Moulds

3. Piping bag

4. Cupcakes


Decoupage and Card Making

Wednesday 6 November

10.00am - 12.00pm

Porters Avenue Health Care Centre, 234 Porters Ave, RM8 2EQ

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Get creative and learn the technique of decoupage and apply this to designing your own greeting card. Even if it’s your first time, it’s a fun new way to get creative. Cynthia and Pam team up to share their knowledge on card making. They both enjoy making cards for special occasions. Pam and Cynthia will share their knowledge of how to make cards for any celebration!

Barter:

1. Stickers

2. Cut outs from magazines

3. Photographs

4. Chocolate


Flower Arranging

Wednesday 13 November

10.00am - 12.00pm

Porters Avenue Health Care Centre, 234 Porters Ave, RM8 2EQ

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Have you ever received flowers as a gift and want to know the best way to arrange them in your home? Come along to create your own arrangement from a selection of flowers. Cynthia has lots of knowledge on flower arranging, using fresh cut flowers, ribbons and oasis foam she will show us how to arrange a beautiful bouquet.

Barter:

1. A photograph of flowers

2. Ribbon

3. Cellophane

4. String


Jewellery Making

Wednesday 20 November

10.00am - 12.00pm

Porters Avenue Health Care Centre, 234 Porters Ave, RM8 2EQ

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Join this session to make necklaces and bracelets using an assortment of beads. Come along and create something unique. Tricia has lived in the borough all of her life, and has been part of the wellbeing group for a year. She wants to share her knowledge of how to make jewellery and learn from others.

Barter:

1. Beads

2. Charms

3. A smile

4. A picture of jewellery


Needle Crafts

Wednesday 27 November

10.00am - 12.00pm

Porters Avenue Health Care Centre, 234 Porters Ave, RM8 2EQ

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Learn to crochet, knit and sew with friendly people we’ll start with a quick stitch and see where we end up. Tricia has lived in the borough all of her life, and has been part of the wellbeing group for a year. She wants to share her knowledge, alongside the rest of the group of how to crochet, knit and sew and learn from others.

Barter:

1. Pattern ideas

2. A wooly hat

3. Colourful wool

4. Your favourite thread