Creative Activities Online

There are many online resources available for those of you who wish to continue with some of the crafts you have taken up since joining the U3A or for those who want to try something different now that we are spending more time at home.
 
You Tube is excellent for instructional videos for anything from batik to origami, from tatting to block printing and much besides.
 
ebay is a wonderful resource for all kinds of materials to use when experimenting with different craft options.
 
Hobbycraft is also supplying orders for more general craft and art supplies though delivery is taking longer than usual, as is the case with all online sites. John Lewis, too, has a surprisingly comprehensive supply of kits and haberdashery sundries and will do home delivery or click and collect from Waitrose.

 
 
Crochet
 
 
Our Crochet Group has always made good use of Ravelry, a comprehensive pattern bank for both knitters and crocheters. Just select which kind of pattern you would like e.g. knitting or crochet, the project you would like to make e.g. scarf, hat, cardigan and thousands of patterns pop up, many of which are free or inexpensive to download.
 
Yarn supplies can be obtained at Wool Warehouse or if you would like to support a local business Slipstitch Ldn, a yarn shop on Alexandra Park Road, is still supplying orders online even though their actual shop is closed.
 
 
Felt making
 
 
Felt makers can buy kits at the Art Felt UK, Gillian Gladrag and Moy Mackay sites.
 
 
Mosaic
 
 
Mosaic makers and aspiring mosaic makers, can buy easy-to-use kits online at Mosaic Trader UK or Hobby Island Mosaics.
 
So there is no excuse! Happy making!