WELCOME TO TROWBRIDGE WOMEN'S SHED
IT’S OUR 2ND BIRTHDAY AND WE’RE GETTING THE CHINA OUT!
JOIN US FOR AFTERNOON TEA ON
SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2-4:30PM
WE ALSO MEET EVERY WEDNESDAY 10:00 TO 12:30
£2.50 per session including refreshments and materials.
There may occasionally be an additional small charge for specialised materials.
PARKING - 2 hour limited parking outside or paid parking at the Railway Station and Asda
There’s always something fun and exciting happening at Trowbridge Women's Shed.
Come along to Holy Trinity Church Centre (The Church on the Roundabout) and enjoy a chilled-out Wednesday morning
with other women, share or learn a new skill, or just enjoy a cuppa and a chat.
Every week you will find areas set up for art, knitting and crochet, a sewing machine, textiles, a table with mindfulness colouring books. Some weeks we offer have additional crafts, such as air-dried modelling clay, and we have a pyrography and photography day coming up. Our bookcase has everything from needlecrafts to cookery, photography and gardening for you to browse.
We are welcoming and inclusive, and we aim to create a connected community where women are empowered to pursue their interests.
Below is a list of planned activities and events which we will build upon as more members join. We look forward to seeing you!
ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS 2023
The Twelve days of Christmas project for the Tree Fest @ St James Church
Knit (or Crochet) & Natter - bring your own projects or learn some new techniques
Loose Ends - Fabric and Yarn crafts
Studio time (mosaic/art and crafts) - Air-dried clay modelling, lino cuts
Coloured Easel Art Group
Girls Together Walking Group
Beginners Photography coming soon
KNIT (OR CROCHET) & NATTER
Bring your own knitting or crochet project or come and learn how to knit, or improve your skills. You are welcome to use any of the donated wool and knitting/crochet needles available. There is always someone around to give you some help and advice if you need it.
LOOSE ENDS - FABRIC AND YARN CRAFTS
If you've never used a sewing machine before, the Team will be on hand to guide you through the basics; threading your machine, tension and fabric. Learn how to cut out and use a basic pattern, sew in a straight line, join seams, hems, button holes and zips.
STUDIO TIME: MACRAME AND POTS
We've been painting pots, and will soon be making Macrame Pot Hangers. Register your interest by filling in the Contact Form at the bottom of the page.
COLOURED EASEL ART GROUP
There is a range of media available to use - watercolours, acrylics, pencil crayons, pastels, and a selection of papers and brushes. You are welcome to bring your own materials. There's always someone on hand to provide help and advice, as well as some taught sessions. Currently we have local artist Rachel Yorke doing some taught sessions: Observation & Drawing
SUGARCRAFT FOR BEGINNERS
You will have the opportunity to use three types of icing. FIRSTLY, we will cover a cake using sugar paste, also known as ready-to-roll or fondant icing. SECONDLY we will use modelling paste to make roses and leaves or your own design. FINALLY, learn how to use a piping bag with a round nozzle and royal icing to write or add a simple pattern to your cake. WE WILL ALSO COVER how to store sugarpaste icing between uses and tips for storing sugarpaste decorations.
Ask the Team for further advice about what to bring with you and the cost of materials.
GIRLS OUT GROUP
We are planning some short walks around the Trowbridge area, visits to National Trust properties and gardens, and trips further afield to the coast, markets, the cinema and theatre. If you have any great walks, ideas about trips and visits, we would love to hear your ideas. If you are interested, please use the Contact Form and include your mobile number for the Girls Out WhatsApp Group.
WELL READ WOMEN BOOK SWOP
Feel free to curl up and grab a magazine or book from the shelf. We now have a selection of books and magazines you can borrow. Liz is the person to speak to and donations of books in good condition are welcome.
TROWBRIDGE MEN'S SHED LINK
If, like Jean and Lyndsey, you would like to do some woodwork, the Trowbridge Men's Shed are happy to help. They need a group of 4 and will provide tuition and the use of all of their equipment for £3.50 per session. There's a small charge for materials to cover wood, screws etc. Speak to our Team for more details.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
COLOURED EASEL ART GROUP
The bluebells bordering the path
Are kissed by sparkling dewdrops
And snowdrops have long come out of
Their veil of snow (Hilda 2013)
LOOSE ENDS - FABRIC, YARN AND PAPER CRAFT
From stitching to glueing, cutting and folding, there's lots on offer for you to create something for yourself or make a gift for a friend or family member.
COOKERY CLASSES - SUGAR-CRAFT
Pay Us a Visit
Check the website or contact the Team for details of the Walking Group and evening Events.