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

Join in

There are many ways in which you can join in what we do wherever you live or whenever you are free:

Join us at one of the drop-in workshop sessions, or other events, at the Manor Farm Centre, St. Joseph’s Street (opposite John Smith’s Brewery) in Tadcaster, LS24 9HA.  These are usually every Second Tuesday of the month from 10am to 4pm but currently 10.30-12.30 outside for drop-off/pick-up sessions until we feel it is safe to meet inside again.  Level access is at the back with a carpark off Leeds Road.

Workshop 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 or knitting needles to use that would be great but not essential. For dates see the calendar of events on the most recent newsletter.

Or you could join us on a TadGrafters session 4-6pm at the same place but it’s best to let us know you are coming as for safety reasons places are limited. In this session you can make things for worthy causes out of wood under the guidance of a professional joiner.

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. Each newsletter contains a  list of the current projects.

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 e.g.

  • “Gently worn” bras for Smalls For All
  • Spectacles in any condition that will be reused/recycled or used to raise funds for Days for Girls by the Rotary Club.
  • Sharp scissors all sizes
  • Fabric, especially lightweight and cheerfully patterned, ideally over half a metre
  • Any shade of red white and/or blue sheets, duvet covers or similar fabric in reasonable condition
  • Knitting needles
  • Knitting yarn, 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 YorKits (feminine hygiene kits)  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 for drawstrings on the bags
  • Thread, dark coloured
  • Small metal 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

For our TadGrafters group we are on the look out for:

  • off-cuts of wood and pallets
  • hand tools e.g. hammers
  • screws, nails etc

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.

If you would like to make a financial donation to help us with our projects you can do so through Local Giving https://localgiving.org/tadcrafters

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Thank you.  Your help will make a real difference to someone’s life, and maybe your own too.

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