Hobbies Workshops


The Kilmun hobbies group which meets at Kilmun hall on a Thursday afternoon at 2.00 to pursue our own crafts or share ideas over a cuppa is leading on a new community project along the shore.  The group will continue as a friendly session open to all on most Thursdays of the month.  However linked with the 52 stitched stories project which meets at the Burgh Hall monthly Kilmun hobbies group have arranged a series of workshops - thanks to very generous local and talented people - with a view to learning new skills, and making postcard sized items telling a story about life along the shore as part of the project. These could result in a multi- medium  wall hanging for Kilmun hall, or other venues/halls/homes; it will be up to the workshop participants to decide, but will be gathered together as part of the community project at some point..


Our theme is  'Living along the shore' which gives us lots of scope and we agreed that we will loosely focus on the 4 seasons and each season we will look at

- 4 topics,

the loch ( eg boats, views, hills, sunrise, sunsets,  birds),

the shore (eg piers, birds, pebbles, seaweed, rubbish?),

the forestry/arboretum (eg trees/bark/leaves, squirrels, birds, flowers, deer),

the community, (eg groups, meeting places, people, houses, activities)


Originally the project was started on Aran and was focussed on stitching, but locally this has expanded to include many mediums and not necessarily a postcard sized item a week! (https://52stitchedstories.com).  On Saturday 14 March Fiona Doubleday who started the project on Aran will visiting the Burgh Hall and talking about the project and hopefully doing a demonstration.


If you are interested in being part of this community project and producing items the workshops will be at 2.00pm on the 4th or 5th, Thursday of the month, starting in March


All workshops will be in the Kilmun, Younger hall for 2 hrs except printmaking which will be in Debra's studio at 10.30 and 1.30 and will last 2.5 hrs. More info will follow.  it is not essential to attend all workshops, but important to sign up to the idea of contributing, by participating and sharing, to thiscommunity project, hopefully over 52 weeks.


March 26th - Lynda Beer - textile pictures - £2.00, bring scraps of material and small scissors

April 29th - Ella Ashcroft-Hill - felt picture making - £2.00

May 28th -   Debra Hill - printmaking - £2.00

June 25th -  Moira Fergusson - make a pottery tile - £2.00 + nominal charge for clay and firing

July 23rd - Lorna Morrish - weaving a picture - £2.00 + £1.00 for warp cotton, bring along a wooden frame about 14 to 16 inches wide., obtainable from charity shops.  Some wool will be available for weaving.

August 27th - review session

Sept 24th - Beverley Soltysiak - knit a picture -  £2.00, bring a pair of size 8/4mm needles. Some wool will be available but bring your own if you want to use particular colours

October 29th - Ella Ashcroft-Hill -  Freestyle - various creative options - £2.00 


If you are interested in a place on the workshop please email Helen via the contact page on the Kilmun Hall website or by ringing Helen Giles on 01369 840701. All bookings on line will be acknowledged to ensure they have got through to us.  Places are limited 


With best wishes and looking forward to some interesting workshops

Beverley and Helen. 


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