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The aim of this group is to work towards an exhibition of all the work that carers have created, that their friends, family, and the wider community can come and look at. The project engages with the carers to focus on themselves and their own needs, whilst trying different techniques to create their masterpieces.

The different areas that we want to encourage carers to participate in, include handmade cards, latch hook, sketching, painting with different medias, t-shirt designing, cross stitch, salt dough, jewellery making, photo frames, stencilling etc.

This not only builds on their creative abilities but also confidence, self-esteem, quality of life, health and wellbeing, and reduces social isolation and discrimination.

Carers Rights Day

November 2021

Members of The Creative Writing, Book Club, and Crafty Carers groups have managed to get together for Carers Rights Day. Not only were they looking at carers rights but they were also prescribing poems for other carers who requested them, to help them cope with their caring role and making cards for the poems to go into.

To read some of the poems chosen and written by carers for carers please click on the 'Creative Writing' button below

Creative Writing

‘Found’ Art & Craft Workshops  

Creating Painted and Printed Papers for Collage

Members from the Crafty Carers group took part in this workshop with Rachel Grevatte, a Leicestershire based artist,  making ‘Found’, a Tree of Lifestyle artwork for the World Craft Gallery at New Walk Museum. The ‘Found’ tree is  covered in colourful collaged birds, inspired by the museum’s collections and some of the stories of Leicester’s residents. Each bird’s plumage is a collage of found papers which reflect participants past memories and/or current lives. The papers were favourite book pages, letters, diary pages, receipts, photos, food packaging, recipes, school reports, formal documentation, anything which relates to a person’s daily life, which might connect with their own identity and culture and/or evoke their own memories of finding or living in Leicester.

Below you can see a few Crafty Carers' members having wonderful time creating their colourful birds.

Here is a video clip of ‘Found’, a Tree of Lifestyle artwork for the World Craft Gallery at New Walk Museum and a few Crafty Carers looking proudly at the beautiful collage that they helped to produce.

Please visit our Crafty Carers Gallery by clicking the button below 

to see some more pictures of what this group has been doing.

Crafty Carers Gallery

If you wish to join Crafty Carers please click on the 'Contact Us' button below.

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