Get Creative: Paper poppies

These paper poppies are very quick and easy to make and require very few materials. Make them in any colour or style you like! Materials: Downloadable template Coloured card or paper Floral wire Scissors Hot glue gun (other strong glue can be used) Instructions: Step...

Get Creative: Make a rag quilt without sewing

Here’s a textile project for those who would rather not sew! This rag quilt is fastened together with knots instead of stitching. Give it a go! This tutorial is for a quilt that measures 60 by 70 inches. Materials: Scissors Two feet each of six different fabric...

Get Creative: Create a dinosaur landscape

Create your own dinosaur landscape picture with these templates! Colour in and cut out your chosen dinosaur and plants and set them out on one of the landscape backdrops below. You can stick them down or leave them loose so you can move them around. Don’t worry...

Get Creative: Dinosaur crafts for kids!

Looking for craft ideas for kids? These cardboard dinosaurs are really simple to make! All you will need is cardboard and colouring pens or crayons. Stand them on a shelf, window sill or add string and turn them into a hanging mobile. Instructions Print off one of the...

Get Creative: How to make a string picture

String pictures are a fun and simple way of creating your own wall art. Originally popular in the 1970’s, they have recently made a comeback. They require very few, inexpensive materials – many of which you can find at home or can be recycled – and...

Get Creative: Make a drawstring gift bag

If you’re looking for free sewing patterns for beginners, this is the perfect quick and easy for you to try. Try using a fun fabric that sticks out, recycled fabric or similar that you already have at home. Materials: 2 pieces of main fabric, 18cm x 15cm (7″ x...

Community lockdown exhibition goes live

Oswestry Charity Qube have been overwhelmed with the number of entries for their Creativity in Isolation exhibition which launched last month. The arts team based at Qube on Oswald Road, which is currently closed due to Covid19, put out a call for work that has been...

Social Group talks: Cathy Preston

With our social groups temporarily suspended at the moment, we’ve invited some of the scheduled guest speakers to tell us a bit about themselves and the incredible work they do. This week we hear from willow weaver, Cathy Preston: Local willow grower and weaver...

Get Creative: Crochet a granny square

This easy beginner granny square crochet pattern is easy to alter to suit your needs and simple enough for beginners to make as well. The pattern below creates an 8 inch square: You’ll need: 25 grams of worsted weight yarn, in Color A (A) 50 grams of worsted...

Social Group talk: Sarah Kerr

With our social groups temporarily suspended at the moment, we’ve invited some of the scheduled guest speakers to tell us a bit about themselves and the incredible work they do. This week we hear from Armed Forces Outreach Support Coordinator, Sarah Kerr: My name is...
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