Hands-on display by busy craft group

A range of different crafts will be on show in Mangawhai on Saturday, August 18, for the first Busy Hands Craft Display at Christ the King Church in Molesworth Drive.

The show will feature items and works made by the C+K Community Craft Group, which was formed 18 months ago and meets every Thursday at the church to share skills and ideas.

Group coordinator Kim Thornton says members have excelled in their creativity and their willingness to learn new skills, including knitting, crochet, quilting, felting and scrapbooking, and making things like cards, paper beads, junk journals and Christmas decorations.

“There is a wealth of talent to share between us,” she says. “We all come up with different interpretations of the crafts and have a fun, satisfying time.”

The display will feature quilts, cross stitch, Christmas decorations, crocheted and knitted flowers made into bags, recycled cards and junk mail, plus many other “bits and pieces” turned into works of art.

There will also be bobbin lacemaking, tatting and weaving demonstrations, plus card-making, scrapbooking and Alpaca wool supplies available.

The Busy Hands Craft Display runs from 10am to 3pm, with gold coin entry and free tea, coffee and scones.