* community craft *

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

The Pittenweem Arts Festival Community Craft project is an annual event where handmade items are sold for charity.

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 10 years it has donated over £20,000 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 hearts, 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
The project theme is normally announced in January, and The Woolly Brew hosts regular get-togethers where crafters can meet to share ideas and stash.

There is an Instagram account for the project and follow Anne-Marijke, project co-ordinator on Pinterest, for regular inspiration.

The Woolly Brew shares images too, on Instagram and on Facebook.  And we're also on Pinterest

Get in touch with the shop or Anne-Marijke for more info and to be added to the Project mailing list.

Want to support this Community Craft Project?

Hearts & Crafts 2018

You can donate an item for sale.

You can volunteer to help with the exhibition.

You can buy something!

This year's Pittenweem Arts Festival was on 3rd - 11th August 2019.  The theme was Sea & Shore and over £2400 was raised for Parkison's UK and The Reaper.

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