Wobbly Pins group gets Coalville crafting

Wobbly Pins, a newly developed craft company based in the Coalville Community and Neighbours building, has launched a series of winter workshops to get the local community crafting.

The Wobbly Pins organisers, made up of Jacqueline Moxon, Cynthia Brooke, and Angela Bonehill, have always crafted together for therapeutic purposes, and say their aim is to enrich the community by teaching new skills.

FOCUSED: Jacqueline Moxon and Cynthia Brooke hard at work on their crafty creations.

Jacqueline said: “We are trying to get the community to be creative… and just to get people out and realising that they don’t have to be an artist to have a go at a new craft.”

One of the most important values within Wobbly Pins is to make sure that crafting is accessible to everyone in the community; with that in mind they women will be running a series of workshops of different sizes and costs covering a range of needle crafts such as knitting, crocheting, felting, and sewing.

Jacqueline said: “Everyone has a different learning style… but we want to give people access to that even if they just want a half an hour pop in to sit and talk to a friendly face and get some help with their craft.”

She added that one of the things she most enjoys about Wobbly Pins is showing people that crafting can be cost effective, and with Christmas just around the corner, a crafted gift for a loved one could be a more economical choice.

Wobbly Pins also has a charitable workshop later this year to make hats for the homeless.


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