Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Community Craft Project at Pittenweem Arts Festival

Fish, Tea Cosies, Hats to Bonnets, Festive Flowers, Couthie Cushions
Winter Warmers, It's a Hoot, Christmas in Summer, Thistles Galore

It's the 10th anniversary of the Pittenweem Arts Festival Community Craft project!

This vibrant community project inspires both local residents and visitors to make a wide range of items, sometimes learning new techniques!

It creates a wonderful display of handicraft skills and it raises funds for many diverse causes.  In the past 9 years it has donated over £18,000 to local and national charities.

Anne-Marijke Querido with Festive Flowers

Project co-ordinator Anne-Marijke has brought together knitters, crocheters, patchworkers, sewers and felters.

Each year they work within a theme.  So far the group have made fish, tea cosies, hats, flowers, and cushions, and been inspired by the themes of thistles, Christmas, owls and winter warmers.

Each item is sold during the Pittenweem Arts Festival which takes place annually at the beginning of August.

Cheque presentations 2012 and 2016 

Proceeds are then split and donated to charity groups.

Beneficiaries have included local organisations like the East Neuk Community Trust and the East Neuk Food Bank as well as the local branch of national charities such as Marie Curie Cancer Care and Alzheimer Scotland.

Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukaemia
It's a Hoot cheque presentation 2015

Want to support this Community Craft Project?

Hearts & Crafts 2018

You can donate an item for sale - this year's theme is Hearts!

You can volunteer to help with the exhibition!

You can buy something!  This year's Pittenweem Arts Festival is on 4th - 12th August 2018

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