Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

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To mark this great occasion we are planning to hold events in the first week of June 2022 at both our Kiln and Shed locations.

It will be a great opportunity for the public to meet members and view Craft and Makerspaces in the Kiln and Shed. The public will be invited to have a go at making something and talk to members about their projects over a cuppa. The shop will be open to enable the public to purchase products made by members.

Still in the early stages of planning. This will be in concert with other activities and events taking place in the Town around the same time.

Please let us know if you would like to get involved as a community group and participate with us on a joint activity.

You can use our contact form, or email: shed@bhshed.org.uk

Wreath Making for Christmas

We had a wonderful afternoon for the Christmas Fun In The Square in Burgess Hill on Saturday 20th November. Is was a very successful day. We had good feedback from the public, telling us how lovely it was to be able to take part in an activity as a family, where the Children could get involved too.  They got to pick three tubes of fabric, three sticks and ribbon,and came over to the sewing machine for the tube’s to be stitched together by a member of Sew Social. Then they took it to the table to sit and stuff the three tubes with wadding using the wooden sticks to push it down. The tubes are over a metre long each!  After plaiting up the tubes they came back to the sewing machine for it to be securely stitched. Then they had the fun job of decorating their Wreaths with, beads, tinsel, berries and bells.  It was lovely to see, and we were very happy we had the opportunity to do it.

Great Wreath Making Day

We had a wonderful afternoon for the Christmas Fun In The Square in Burgess Hill on Saturday 20th November. Is was a very successful day. We had good feedback from the public, telling us how lovely it was to be able to take part in an activity as a family, where the Children could get involved too.  They got to pick three tubes of fabric, three sticks and ribbon,and came over to the sewing machine for the tube’s to be stitched together by a member of Sew Social. Then they took it to the table to sit and stuff the three tubes with wadding using the wooden sticks to push it down. The tubes are over a metre long each!  After plaiting up the tubes they came back to the sewing machine for it to be securely stitched. Then they had the fun job of decorating their Wreaths with, beads, tinsel, berries and bells.  It was lovely to see, and we were very happy we had the opportunity to do it.

Festive Wreath Making

Come and have a go – make your own wreath for Xmas

Saturday 20 November from 2 to 5 pm

Join our Sew Social Members in a hands-on event demonstrating the craft of fabric wreath making. Members of the public will be able to learn how to make a wreath from festive fabrics.

Wreaths will be for sale with all proceeds going towards the BH-Shed charity and the Kiln project.

Membership continues to Grow

Since opening the Kiln our membership has grown substantially. We now have over 75 members, increasing weekly. Since adding new activities the number of ladies joining has increased. The male/female ratio is now nearly 50/50.

Our target is to have at least 100 members by the end of the year and we are on target to achieve this. Thanks to everyone who has helped to increase and diversify our membership.

STEM Club News

The STEM club are putting the scheduling of the first event on hold until the current level of Covid infections shows signs of reducing.

In the meantime, STEM Club members are meeting regularly to develop activities, plan future events, and have fun with techy things.

The Club meets every Wednesday at the Kiln between 10am and 3pm.  If you are interested in joining, please drop in.

Activities will include: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

 

Charlie’s Stats from Saturday

Saturday 9 October Stats:
20 electrical items of which 8 fixed, 4 advice given and 1 taken home. 6 leather items, 20 items sharpened, 6 textiles items – all fixed except one pair of scissors that were also broken I believe? 3 general repairs of which one fixed, one taken home and one redirected to the shed.

Total 52 items, of which 40 fixed, a fantastic achievement!