Craft Group

Interested in being part of a community craft group?  Getting help with current projects?  Learning new skills? Maybe sharing ideas for future events from your day-to-day experience of living in Derwenthorpe?

Currently meeting through Zoom once a month this small group of residents has, in the past, worked together on various local projects to help celebrate community events and life in Derwenthorpe.

To learn more and for an invitation to join us on Zoom (3.00 pm to 4.30 pm every third Sunday)

Past Projects:

For  International Women’s Day 2018, celebrating 100 years of female developments here and overseas, we created  bunting in Suffragette colours.  

We created a banner for the annual BIG PICNIC held outside the Energy Centre building.

We also created the Christmas Bunting that adorned the Energy Centre, along with the lovely Derwenthorpe Aglow window art this year.

Who knows what will happen next?  We hope, sometime in the future, to find ourselves opening up the SSC (Central Energy Centre) on Sunday afternoons to craft together!  Something to look forward to, as and when…

In the meantime please do join us 3.00 pm to 4.30 pm every third Sunday of the month on Zoom.  

Bring along your own project or current creation, and help us develop ideas for future landmarks in the life of this new, lively community! It’ll be good to see you and hear what you’re up to!

To learn more and for an invitation to join us on Zoom please email

  • Lockdown at Derwenthorpe – craft project

    Given the 3rd Lockdown the craft group are planning a small scale collective textile project: “Lockdown at Derwenthorpe”. This is likely to be a smallish scale wall hanging.

    Residents are invited to make a six inch square with words or image(s) that represent lockdown at Derwenthorpe to them, made with fabric sewn, hand stitched, knitted, appliquéd or stuck on to plain material. Some of the craft group will do appliqued letters, and those of us with quilting skills will put together the completed squares and letters into a hanging, with the direction of those artistically skilled in layout and colour combinations. Packs containing a background material square and a selection of material scraps, are available for those who haven’t suitable stuff in their stash.  

    If you would like to get involved in this project (please indicate if you would like either a pack of materials or guidelines) or to the join the Craft Group, please contact us by email via

  • Veg stall banner

    We, the craft group, are currently working on another banner for whenever Joe’s Sunday fruit and veg stall returns. It‘s a work in progress but you can spot some samples of veg, fruit and wildlife on display in members’ windows around the estate.

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