What happened at the Craftaway?

Did you enjoy it? Did you make a chocolate flower? Did you make a message in a bottle and try needle felting? Did you pick up a cute knitted handmade mummy for £2.50? Did you buy an amazing, unique, original wreath for Christmas? Did you have a go at making a free envelope? Did you burn your fingers on the wax seals even?

Craftaway event October 2019 at St Marys Church East Molesey

The Craftaway this week was a fantastic community event where local craftspeople sold their handmade items and we gave visitors a chance to try some small crafts for themselves. Below is a gallery of things on the stalls but let me tell you about the makes we had and a bit about the event.

Stalls at the Craftaway at St Mary's Church East Molesey in October 2019

We had 5 things for people to make for free.

Penn was showing people how to make a wax seal which is not as easy as it looks.

Wax seal made at Made In Molesey craft group

Tiana was showing people how to make a chocolate flower which they could keep and take home for free. It was lovely to see lots of people walking about with their flower.

Chocolate flowers at Made In Molesey Craft Fayre
Chocolate flowers in the foreground

Nicola was showing people how to make a message in a bottle.

Message in a bottle at the church craft event

Love Molesey with a message in a bottle at the Craftaway St Mary's

Making at the Craftaway at St Mary's Church East Molesey

Elena was helping people make envelopes.

Example of an envelope at the Made In Molesey Christian craft club

Lorraine showed people how to do needle felting and people made hearts and some other shapes.

Needle felted heart at Made In Molesey craft club at St Mary's Church East Molesey

Free prosecco at the local church craft event

We had free prosecco and free tea and coffee.

We also had all the workshops that we have coming up laid out so people could see what they would be making.

The stalls were packed with goodies.

Everything was run by people from Made In Molesey. We had no commercial stalls added in to pad it out so it really was a local Surrey event with local makers. Some people were selling for the first time.

Craftaway stalls at St Mary's Church Love Molesey event October 2019

Stalls at the Craftaway selling button wreaths from Made In Molesey craft club local crafters and makers in aid of Mind

Boomerang bags came. Boomerang bags is a global grass roots movement, connecting and empowering local communities to tackle plastic pollution at its source. Communities make

Boomerang bags Molesey cutting and prepping material at St Mary's

fabric bags from donated material. These are then distributed to local shops to use instead of plastic bags. They are encouraging people to make and were showing people how to use a sewing machine (again for free) to try to get across how easy it is. They really need lots making for Magical Molesey this year as they are trying to make it plastic bag free, so if you want to help, they need you. #boomerangbagsmolesey

Look them up for more info (if anyone reading this has a link I could put, please email it to and I will add it)

Boomerang bags Molesey making bags for Magical Molesey event

The workshops were on display. Coming up we have diamond painting which is already fully booked, then clay gift tags. In December it is these snowflake decorations for £8.

Beaded snowflake community craft workshop at local church

Next year we have the chunky pen pot, the jar sconce and then felt flowers.

Local church workshops coming up at Made In MOlesey

Made In Molesey workshops coming up in Surrey

All workshops are listed here on our website.

I will put all the photos on facebook later this week as there are too many to share here. I took this fellow home with me. Hope you got some great original things you love too.

Crochet mummy at Craftaway event at St Mary's Church

Coming up we have our usual monthly craft club this coming Friday 11th October, the second Friday of the month as always. Bring your own craft and hang out with us. £2 to come. It is all run by volunteers, this isn't a business, it is a community hub bringing people who like to make together via St Mary's Church.

We also have prayer and craft at 6pm on Saturday 12th October 2019 for 1 hour in the Bell Tower as part of 24-7 Prayer. Enter by the side Bell Tower door.

On Sunday 20th October 2019 we start Sunday Sanctuary. Email for info or DM us on Instagram or Facebook

We also have the team repurposing the church kneelers doing a day together to finish that project.

And we want to go to an Art Night in Vauxhall together. I went recently and painted a London Skyline which was at the Craftaway and you probably saw it. We are going to go again and

Art NIght example to advertise trip coming up for Made In MOlesey gang

paint a Tiger. It is £34 and you will have to book yourself. News coming soon about what date we are going and how to book. Art Night is a business and is run by artists who teach you to paint a specific painting. All materials are included. It is in no way connected to Made In Molesey, it is just that one of us went and liked it so are sharing it with the group and making a group trip. That will be put on the Events page in due course, or just talk to someone about it at the monthly craft event.

Thank you all for coming. We had over 200 people. 60 glasses of prosecco, lots of tea and coffee and a huge amount of love and friendship and needle felted hearts.

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