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Wellbeing and Learn English Project with the Latvian Community in Peterborough

Wellbeing and Learn English Project with the Latvian Community in Peterborough

We are really looking forward to tomorrow - it's going to be an exciting day ..... because we will be starting the 'Wellbeing and Learning English through Crafting' course with the Latvian community in Peterborough funded by Near Neighbours and PCVS - "thank you very much - both!"

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As it Happens Craft4Smiles C.I.C. Courses and Activities

As it Happens Craft4Smiles C.I.C. Courses and Activities

As it Happens Craft4Smiles C.I.C. Courses and Activities: The Advanced Crafter Group met again yesterday. Members extended their skills in pergamano having started with the Groovi system last week A Groovi template provides the outline . To complete the piece, the image and the backgrounds are coloured and careful work is done to emboss (stretch) the coloured area to produce veining and/or white areas. (See image).  This week's lesson took the group closer to the original peramano, with a chosen image being traced over with fine white ink/pencil and then embossed. Pin pricks and cutting and snipping with pergamano scissors  complete the piece to produce intricate lace effects.

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Craft4Smiles C.I.C. Crafting Events and Activities - as they happen

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We will be posting about our courses and activities and 'as they happen'.

Yesterday - 24.11.20 - the Advanced Crafter Group met for the first of 2 lessons on pergamano - lace-like work on parchment - photos to be posted next week. All were new to crafting when they joined but are now able to produce really good quality cards, framed pictures and a range of other items to their own designs - see the L Collection and Bessie Collections in our Gallery. 

Yesterday's lesson was spent the session on pergamano - the art of embellishing and decorating parchment paper or vellum paper through embossing, perforating, stippling, cutting and colouring good quality parchment or vellum.The group will continue with pergamano next week - photos of members's work will be posted in the blog. 

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Craft4Smiles C.I.C Launch and Sponsored/Free Courses

November 2020 – April 2021   Craft4Smiles C.IC. is a crafting community whose members are passionate about paper and mixed media and have all experienced the benefits of crafting for their wellbeing. We are working hard to enable others to have the opportunity to do the same.  Our live on-online paper crafting and mixed media courses - Pop-Up (2hrs), Short (5 – 10 week) and From Beginner to Advanced Crafter (1 – 2 years) – have just been launched. The first short courses start in the week of 16th November 2020. In addition, 32 sponsored/free places* funded by the Co-Operative Bank...

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