Nic Baker from Stampin’ Up Papercraft normally holds her craft sessions in the Eversley Park Centre once a fortnight. However, this week she came to visit us at the Sherburn Visiting Scheme during our regular Tuesday Afternoon Social to carry out a papercraft demonstration and help our members create handmade Christmas cards for their loved ones.
Nic demonstrated basic stamping techniques and advised members how best to use stamps to achieve a professional finished look. Nic took the time to ensure the crafts were prepared and ready to create to ensure those without a steady hand could still achieve a high-quality card at the end of the session.
It is not commonly known, but Sherburn in Elmet has a long-standing connection with crafting. Sherburn in Elmet was one of the largest suppliers of teasel to the wool industry in Yorkshire during the 18th century. Crafts are a popular hobby in the Sherburn in Elmet village and as a result, the Stampin’ Up Papercraft Demonstration was a huge hit with our members. Below are some handmade crafts some local residents donated to the Sherburn Visiting Scheme to sell during the Social Afternoon.
In addition to the papercraft demonstration, the handmade craft raffle and our normal raffle we also had some wrapped Christmas gifts donated from The Athelstan Primary School’s Christmas Fair which were left over from the event. We passed out the gifts to our members during the Afternoon Social, which went down as a wonderful early Christmas surprise.
If you would like to carry out a demonstration that you think our members would enjoy, please feel free to contact us for more information.
If you, or if you know someone who would benefit from joining the Sherburn Visiting Scheme, please contact us today, we would love to hear from you!
The social is every Tuesday and starts at 13:30 until 15:30. The social takes place at the Lady Popplewell Centre, Beech Close, Sherburn in Elmet, LS25 6EE. You can find out more about our Tuesday Afternoon Social here.
The scheme is becoming under increasing pressure due to the increased number of people using the service and the retirement of some of our longstanding drivers. The need for new drivers is vital for the service to continue.