Helping hands at Long Sutton card making group

Pictured at the craft workshop are, from left, standing - Denise Jupp, Pat Stephens, Maud Gillen; sitting - Pauline Mills, June Bowskill, Millie Thurgood, Beryl Bradbrook, Josie Hartopp and Florrie Acres. SG060416-113TW

Pictured at the craft workshop are, from left, standing - Denise Jupp, Pat Stephens, Maud Gillen; sitting - Pauline Mills, June Bowskill, Millie Thurgood, Beryl Bradbrook, Josie Hartopp and Florrie Acres. SG060416-113TW

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Having nimble fingers and an active mind are just two benefits of making cards at Long Sutton Craft Group.

It’s also an opportunity to pick up new skills as members are only too happy to pass on tips.

Beryl Bradbrook with one of her handmade cards. SG060416-111TW

Beryl Bradbrook with one of her handmade cards. SG060416-111TW

Denise Jupp said most make cards, using a variety of skills such as decoupage, needlework and beading.

She said: “Some of the ladies sell their cards while others give them to friends and relatives on their birthdays.”

Just for a change sometimes members will switch to other crafts, like quilting.

The craft group has been going for around a dozen years and the Wednesday weekly sessions attract around ten-12 members.

Florrie Acres and Josie Hatopp busy stitching cards and beading. SG060416-104TW

Florrie Acres and Josie Hatopp busy stitching cards and beading. SG060416-104TW

Denise says: “As you start getting older, your hands become stiff – this keeps your hands moving and it keeps your mind active as well.

“We enjoy a good old chatter.”

The craft group would like to welcome more people to the 9.30am-12.30pm sessions. Anyone interested can enquire at Market House.

Millie Thurgood with her decoupage. SG060416-109aTW

Millie Thurgood with her decoupage. SG060416-109aTW