S&B Colchester

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S&B Colchester

Thursday 8 June 2023 | 7:00 pm

More times available

Firstsite Cafe

Photo by Mads Pierce

Photo by Mads Pierce

S&B Colchester is back for 2023 and ready to introduce you to a whole load of crafts!


Join your hosts, local artists Amy & Meg to try out a different textile based technique each month in these fun, free taster sessions for adults.

Perhaps you’ve always wanted to try out Tapestry? You’re mad about Macrame, or crazy for Crochet – these monthly workshops will give you the chance to give these crafts a go.

Materials will be provided and your hosts will be on hand to guide you along the way.


Thursday 11 May – Intro to Needlework Tapestry

Thursday 8 June – Intro to Raised Embroidery

Thursday 13 July – Intro to Crochet

Thursday 10 August – Intro to Needle Felting

Thursday 14 September – Intro to Beaded Embroidery

October – no session

Thursday 9 November – Intro to Cross Stitch

Thursday 14 December – Xmas Party


What is S&B Colchester?

We’re an informal crafty club that meets once a month. The group was established in 2011 as an excuse to get our stitch on with local like-minded people.

S&B is for everyone who wants to learn, improve or show off their textile crafting skills. We are passionate about learning new crafts, making fun stuff and sharing it with each other & the world!

These monthly taster sessions are free to attend and basic tools and materials will be provided but you may be asked to bring certain things to attend. Each session will have a theme, but you are welcome to bring along your own project to work on independently.

This series of 7 workshops has been generously supported by the Colchester City Council Cultural & Creative Events Fund, and our venue, Firstsite.

Thanks to their support these sessions are free for the public to attend. The sessions are aimed at beginners and improvers, to help give our local community access to creative activity, and to combat loneliness and social isolation. We would especially like to encourage attendance of people from low income households, but everyone is welcome.

Please support our host venue by purchasing a refreshment or two from the bar or cafe if you are able to. Donations to Firstsite are also welcome.


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Dates and times

Thursday 8 June 2023 | 7:00 pm

Thursday 13 July 2023 | 7:00 pm

Thursday 10 August 2023 | 7:00 pm

Thursday 14 September 2023 | 7:00 pm

Thursday 9 November 2023 | 7:00 pm

Thursday 14 December 2023 | 7:00 pm

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