It’s all about knitting!

In June Newham Natural Crafts joined World Wide Knit in Public Day! It was a fabulous opportunity to create some shape and to see everyone’s knitting skills at work. This even was open to everyone, knitters and non-knitters. Those who did not know how to knit with needles learnt from those who did, and those who only knew how to knit with needles learnt to finger-knit! It is a beautiful feeling to see people who meet at Cody Dock for the first time share skills, experiences and laughs together.

 

 

 

March 2017: Springtime and Solar Energy!

During our March workshop, we lashed branches to make a giant weaving loom for wool and things the children could find along the river. We have not finished the loom, but we’ll be completing it in the next few sessions.

We cooked popcorn on the fire and fresh mint tea. We played some games to shake the cobwebs off, made a hammock that kept the children busy for a good couple of hours.

We really enjoyed the warmth coming from the sunshine and the good company!

 

Saturday 11 February: Braving the coldest days!

We had a great gathering at Cody Dock this morning. Despite the snow and bitter cold, we had some brave, nature loving and adventurous children/parents show up! Thank you, thank you! There was the warmth of the fire, a very interesting and fun story, Indian chai with spices (cloves, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper), a little walk to collect twigs for our crafts and an embroidery session around the fire pit…that kept the kids so engrossed, they didn’t want to leave.
We look forward to our next gathering as winter slowly turns to spring!!