We are a group of people from different backgrounds and life experiences who live in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and who, through crafting, have found our smiles again. Smiles are infectious. We would love to share ours with you and through you to others.
Because we have all experienced the benefit of crafting for our own wellbeing, we are passionate about it, and want to help as many people as possible to either start crafting or to develop the crafting skills they already have, or simply to have a go at something they haven't tried before. We offer a range of pop-up/taster events and short and long paper crafting and mixed media courses for individuals, groups and organizations. These can be found in the Courses section below or in our Crafting Page.
Based on the unique techniques and designs developed for our craft groups, we have produced craft kits and embellishments - 'elegant bits' - so that you can produce something unique for your home or the homes of the important people in your life as a gift. If you aren't a crafter yourself, but love unique designs, we have turned our crafting activities and designs into unique home décor and stationery products which we display and sell in our Gallery so that you too can share some of our experiences.
Our courses, all delivered live online are fun, social events that allow new connections and friendships to be made All materials and tools needed are posted in advance of each event and are yours to keep. We run Pop-up/taster events, 5 and 10 week short courses and 1 and 2 year long 'From Beginner to Advanced Crafter' courses.
To find out more about all our courses, click on one of the course leaflet icons below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are keen to talk to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough residents -indivdiduals and groups - about their interest in crafting. Contact us at the email address above to arrange to talk to us or to arrange for us to talk to your group to discuss. Our discussion will include exploring options for working together to develop a local crafting community and to bid for funding.
Donate to Craft4Smiles C.I.C.
Through crafting, we aim to give people who are excluded from the communities in which they live, including those who are unemployed and who are experiencing mental health difficulties, something meaningful do, the opportunity to make new friends and to gain new skills as a step towards being able to take part. The people who are likely to benefit the most from Craft4Smiles C.I.C. courses may not be able to pay to join one.
We aim to offer our courses free of charge to those who cannot afford to pay for them. To help with this, all profits are re-invested in Craft4Smiles C.I.C.
Our sessions are 2 hours long and cost £60: You can help us by donating to our courses fund - any amount however small will help someone to join a course and: £7.50 buys 15 mins, £15 buys 30 mins, £30 buys 60 mins, £60 buys 2 hours. If you would like to help us to help more people accesss our courses donate here now.
Craft4Smiles C.I.C. - Promoting wellbeing through crafting
Who we are: Craft4Smiles C.I.C. delivers craft courses to promote wellbeing. We specialize in paper craft and mixed media. Participants in our courses display and sell the beautifully crafted home decor and stationery items they have made in our Gallery with 70% of the profit going to the individual and the balance being reinvested in Craft4Smiles C.I.C.
Discount: We are celebrating the launch of our website with a BUY3+ to get a 10% discount. Purchase 3 more or items across our collections and enter BUY3+ code at checkout.
Pricing: Postage and packing is included in our prices - you will pay no more than the price displayed by the items you have chosen.
Registered in England and Wales: Number 12299175
We are a Community Interest Company and therefore non-profit with any profit/surpluses being re-invested in the company. We are currently mainly funded by Trusts and Community organizations with Peterborough Council for Volunary Service and Near Neighbours being our current sponsors. This enables us to reach people who are not able to fund the courses we offer for themselves and we are very grateful for their support.