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.
Craft4Smiles C.I.C. invites you to come along and try your hand at quilling, as a taster of the many paper craft courses they offer. No previous experience is needed for this fun and friendly session. There will be small groups and a craft demonstration to help you make your own beautiful creation to take home. If anyone would like to take part but is unable to do so for health/mental health reasons, there are up to10 places for people to access via Zoom. If this is the only option for you, email email@example.com before booking. Tickets: £5 per person. Advance booking only.
To book click on this link: Let's Get Creative - Paper Crafting Taster - Peterborough
Any problems with booking email firstname.lastname@example.org
Craft4Smiles C.I.C. delivers craft courses for fun and to promote wellbeing. We specialize in paper craft and mixed media. Participants in our courses can display and sell the beautifully crafted items they have made in our Gallery with 70% of the price going to the individual and the balance being reinvested in Craft4Smiles C.I.C.
Our courses are delivered live online and face to face. They are fun, social events that allow new connections and friendships to be made. For online courses and events, materials and tools are provided and posted in advance. Anything left over is the property of the participant.
We offer pop-up/taster events, 5 and 10 week short courses and a 1 to 2 year long 'From Beginner to Advanced Crafter' course. To find out more, click on one of the course leaflet icons below.
We can adapt all of our courses to meet the needs of any group or organization.
Workforce wellbeing is of increasing concern. We run fun events for team awaydays and courses to support individuals returning from absence/sick leave.
To discuss any of the above contact email@example.com
Through crafting, we aim to give people who, for any reason, are isolated and lonely or excluded from the communities in which they live something meaningful to do, the opportunity to make new friends and the opportunity to gain new skills as a step towards being able to take part in and contribute. 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 therefore offer our courses free of charge to those who cannot afford to do so.
We are a Community Interest Company and therefore non-profit. Any surplus is re-invested in the company. Currently, we are funded by Trusts and Community organizations with Peterborough Council of Volutary Service and Near Neighbours being our main sponsors. This support has enabled us to reach people who are not able to fund the courses we offer for themselves and we are very grateful for their support.
Our sessions are 2 hours long and cost £60. You can help us by making a donation - 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.
There are 3 ways you can help more people accesss our courses:
1. By making a donation: donate here now.
2. Commissioning a Bespoke Card For Your Family and Friends: as part of our fund raising strategy, our skilled crafters are making beautiful boxed cards for the people you love. In return, a donation will be made to Craft4Smiles! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be in touch to discuss the person's likes/interests and what you have in mind and she will choose the crafter who is best equipped to make the card for you. Contact us at least 1 week before you need the card. The more notice we have the better! Click on this link to see some examples of what we have already made for people and/or click here to go to our Gallery to see what can be made.
3. Purchasing from Our Gallery: 30% of the cost of the item goes to Craft4Smiles C.I.C. to help to cover the cost of running the Gallery, 70% goes to the individual who made the item. Pricing: Postage and packing is included in the price - you will pay no more than the price displayed by the item you have chosen.