Maker Get Togethers

A once a month adult only maker space

Always the second Friday evening of the month. People bring their crafts or makes or painting and we hang out together and work. We have free tea and coffee and just ask that you put £2 in the pot to cover costs. We open up at 7.30pm.

 

Started in 2018, St Mary's Church wanted to build a community for makers to come together. The benefits are many:

  • gives you a break from regular life to try new hobbies.

  • encourages people to create beautiful things.

  • good for your mental health and wellness.

  • our aim is to "Love Jesus, Love Others, Serve The World." so it fits with the Serve the World aim.

We all run it together, everyone helps out putting the tables and chairs away at the end. It's our group and we share ideas and help each other out in all sorts of ways. There is a very wide range of abilities, some are brilliant and make exquisite things, but most of us are learning and trying things out or just carving out time to sew on those buttons that need doing or make the odd gift that we saw on Pinterest.

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All events suspended until our world is safe to go out in again. Think of others. Stay in and craft.

Second Friday Evening Get Togethers

On the second Friday evening of the month £2 to come along

The Format

Bring your project and do it with us. Sign in and pop your £2 in the box. We open up at 7.30 and close 10.30. Come for however long you want. We normally do a welcome/notices just before 8 so everyone knows what is coming up. Please help by putting your table and chair back when you leave, someone will show you.
It probably takes a few MIMs to make friends but you can sit quietly and make or chat to other people and ask them about their craft or ask for help with yours. Ask one of the people with MIM badges if you need help with anything. They are the old timers and can help you out.

9pm Tour

We do a casual 9pm walk round to go and look at what each person is making and have a bit of a chat. This is optional but gives you a chance to mix a bit and stretch your legs.

Refreshments

We have free tea and coffee, but lots of people bring drinks, maybe a bottle of wine or a can of Gordon's gin and tonic has become the drink of choice for many. Feel free to go in the kitchen. We have one woman who mainly looks after the kitchen but others join in or help wash up. It is a mucking in sort of group.

Adults Only

It is an evening thing, not appropriate for children. We do a lot of running with scissors.

We have a separate Youth Made In Molesey, email to register a place for your teenager.

Don't Know What To Bring? (or can't be bothered)

No problem, we have workshops on at the same time. They cost extra and you have to book a week in advance so we can prep your materials. All run by local craftspeople, all volunteers, all very friendly and casual. Here is more information about what is coming up. Click here.

What Craft Can I Bring?

Stuck for ideas or not sure whether your project is okay to bring? You can literally bring anything, but here is a list of things people have brought in the past: sewing (hand and machine), crochet, fly-tying, knitting, sewing scout badges on, glueing things, doing a photo album, making a death star, pyrography, making survival ropes, painting, photoshopping or other laptop work (we have wifi), sugar craft, paper craft, making gift cards, making a wreath, embroidery, making popcorn bags, making lavender bags, sketching, water colour, lithoprinting and colouring. If your thing is not on the list, it is bound to be fine but email us if in doubt. Contact us on craft@smem.org.uk

Where Is It?

St Mary's Church, St Mary's Road, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 0ST in the main church building. There is a free car park just next to it, but it is accessed from the main road, just near Superfish, look for the blue P sign. Yes it does look like a driveway. It is free at night to park. Sometimes you can park in the road. It is well lit, go in the end with the steeple, through the glass doors. Close them behind you in winter to try to keep the heat in!

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