Crafty Capers 2016

A fabulous week of art and craft workshops and the ever-popular grand show was run by the Sticklepath Fireshow at South Zeal Victory Hall from Tuesday 9 August to Saturday 13 August.

We helped children (and grown-ups!) design, make, decorate and show off all manner of crafty things. We provided the materials and a team of volunteers to help young people realise their designs. We provided opportunities for withy and paper work, yarn crafts, collage, air drying clay work, dress making and other fabric crafts. For very young children there was play-dough, cutting and sticking, painting and junk modelling.

Daily sessions ran from 10am until 12.30pm and 1.30pm until 4pm, at a cost of £2.50 per person, per session.

The final Crafty Capers show, where the weird and wonderful creations were on display, took place in the Victory Hall on Saturday 13 August. The children took part in this performance to model and exhibit their creations – whether beautiful or wacky, hilarious or outrageous. The show was loosely formatted as a fashion show, participants exhibited the items they had been working on and our panel of judges chose their favourites to award prizes to.

This 2016 classes included:

  • An alteration challenge, a garment made from waste materials
  • Depict a wild flower
  • Dress as a Roald Dahl character or book
  • Build a robot
  • Make a "no-sew" action figure or doll

Here are some images from Crafty Capers
Ella Mae Jevons (Blackbird) Paul Selwood (Red Arrows)
Christabel White (Bee) Jo Hilton (Milky Way)

Izaak Tiazrd (Mr Nosey) Vix Jevons (Mr Grumpy)
Tineah Skinner (Little Miss Scary) Chrissie Lane (Mr Plump)

Ed Selwood (Knight's Armour) Peggy Chalcroft (1920s style Flapper dress from old petticoats)
Georgia Langham (Coffee bag skirt etc) Ann Farr (rejected patch pieces dyed with cabbage water made into a dress)

Jessica Tizard (Monopoly) Ann Farr (Backgammon)
Peter White (Snakes and Ladders) Ian Crawford (Monopoly)

Izaak Tizard (I Robot) Ian Crawford (Iron Man)
Maddy Watts (Weeping Angel from Dr Who) Jane Hawkins (Green Goblin)

Ella Mae Jevons (A Crazy Creation) Janice Goodwin (“Going Clubbing”)

Jessica Tizard Janice Goodwin
Ed Selwood
Paul Selwood

Some of the Crew of Crafty Capers 2013

Click here to see more photographic evidence of Crafty Capers.
If you look carefully you may see Christine Crawford in one or two of the photos.