Supporting a range of charities and worthy causes whilst promoting craft skills

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TadApple Day is on Saturday 21st October 10am-3pm at the Manor Farm Centre on St Joseph’s Street, Tadcaster (opposite the John Smith’s Brewery gates).

It is a free event  to encourage community co-operation and for people to bring along lots of apples to turn into them into juice using our press. Local community groups will have stalls with apple related produce and activities plus there will be tea and coffee available too.

Offers of apples and people willing to pick them before the day will be gratefully received on tadcrafters@outlook.com but it would be much better if you talked to friends, neighbours and other members of the community to make arrangements yourself, which is one of the main points of the event!


Organised by Tadcrafters in conjunction with TEMPT

P.S. If you want to take some apple juice home you might want to bring an emply bottle or two.


There are many other ways in which you can support Tadcrafters:

Join us at one of the drop-in sessions, or other events, at the Social Club in Tadcaster.  These are mainly on the Second Tuesday of the month from 10am to 8pm.  Sessions are free and you don’t need to bring anything but a £1 voluntary donation is much appreciated. If you can bring your own sewing machine to use that would be great. For dates see the calendar of events on the most recent newsletter. Evening sessions are often quiet but we are keen to make Tadcrafters accessible to people who maybe at work or otherwise busy during the day. If you would like to join a drop-in session after 5pm please contact tadcrafters@outlook.com the day before so that we know to expect you.

You can join in our projects by making at home, or with your own group.  Patterns and instructions are available and we’d appreciate any other good ones you find. You can bring items to us to distribute or arrange to donate them yourself.

We are always on the look out for tombola prizes, donations and items to re-use or recycle. If you are having a clear-out we might be able to give your unwanted items a new home. Each newsletter contains a  list of the current projects.

  • Sharp scissors all sizes
  • Fabric, especially lightweight and cheerfully patterned, ideally over half a metre
  • Knitting needles
  • Knitting wool, especially double knitting
  • Thread, ribbons, cord, lace, buttons, press studs and miscellaneous haberdashery
  • Sewing machine, of a reasonable age and condition to be used to teach others

In particular for the Days for Girls project we require:

  • Lightweight fabric (cotton or poly/cotton mix) in dark/deep coloured patterns (no insects, animals or people). Good examples in the above picture
  • Brushed 100% cotton fabric, patterned as above
  • Flannelette sheets (new or used), any colour, in good condition
  • Shower curtains, (new or the top/clean half of used ones), any colour
  • Thin ribbon/cord, dark coloured
  • Thread, dark coloured
  • Small press studs
  • Pants (new), ladies sizes small to medium in dark colours
  • Face cloths (new), dark colours
  • Zip lock plastic bags, Heavy duty, 1 gallon size (new). Approx £6 for 38 on Amazon
  • “Gently worn” bras for Smalls For All

We are always open to new ideas and contacts for projects either to donate to or receive donations from.

If you have something else that you would like to give away you could join the “Free Stuff in Tadcaster” Facebook group.


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