The Barn, St. Joseph's Street, Tadcaster,
Tadcrafters primarily make items, mainly from repurposed materials, which are donated to worthy causes. We run a number of different interest groups including activities such as crafting (e.g. knitting and sewing), wood working, gardening and beekeeping to engage local volunteers.
We support a range of charities and other organisations whilst helping people to learn new craft skills and develop a social network of people in and around Tadcaster.
Our craft groups help people to appreciate the importance and benefit of craft activities to help them relax. In an era where most things can be purchased cheaply due to manufacturing it is often forgotten that the process of making an item by hand can be rewarding in itself. Knitting, sewing, woodworking and other crafts are effective mindfulness techniques and have proved to be very beneficial in tackling stress and depression. In addition to this, receiving a hand-made gift is so much more personal, and this appreciation is also very rewarding.
There are many worthy organisations who benefit from the support of Tadcrafters, examples include:
- We make patient property bags for St. Leonard’s Hospice. The bags are used to return patient’s belongings to their bereaved relatives.
- We make insect hotels and hedgehog lodges for local wildlife
- We make washable feminine Hygiene kits that are taken to girls in developing countries so that they can attend school when they are menstruating and therefore have access to better education.
- We make heart shaped cushions, and drain bags, which provide practical support for patients who have had breast surgery
- We have gardening projects to improve the local environment
- We look after a couple of beehives based at The Barn
- We help people to press apples to make apple juice so they don’t go to waste
- We collect donated fabric, yarn and haberdashery that can be re-used including some excess fabric from interior design companies. Surplus items are sold to fund our activities.
There are many ways in which you can join in what we do wherever you live or whenever you are free:
We have drop-in crafting sessions at The Barn, St. Joseph’s Street (opposite John Smith’s Brewery) in Tadcaster, LS24 9HA. usually every Second Tuesday of the month from 10am to 3pm. Level access is at the back with a carpark off Leeds Road. Sessions are free and you don’t need to bring anything. For dates see the calendar of events on the most recent newsletter on our website where you will also find out about our woodworking, gardening and beekeeping groups
You can join in our crafting projects by making at home, or with your own group. Packs of fabric and wool are available to collect for free on the understanding that they are completed and returned to us at a later date. Patterns and instructions are available by email and we’d appreciate any other good ones you find. You can bring items for our projects to us to distribute or arrange to donate them yourself. Each newsletter contains a list of the current projects which it is important to stick to.
We are always on the look out for tombola prizes, donations and items to re-use or recycle.
If you are having a clear-out we might be able to give your unwanted items a new home
Your help will make a real difference to someone’s life, and maybe your own too.
Please contact us via email.
We will continue to operate drop-off/pick-up sessions during any Covid.19 restrictions following government guidelines. Supplies can be collected and items made can be dropped off for distribution at our monthly sessions. Information about the projects etc. can be found on the most recent newsletter on www.tadcrafters.org.uk.
This service provides the following Coronavirus services:
- Accepting volunteers
- Health and wellbeing
Some services may only be suitable to a specific age range or to those who meet specific
criteria. The following eligibility criteria applies to this service:
- Working full time
- Working part time
- Temporarily unemployed
- Other permanently unemployed
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The following facilities and adaptations are available:
- Accessible Accommodation
- On-Site Parking
- Ramped/Sloped Access, and/or Manual Doors
Toilets and changing
- Baby Changing Facility
- Ambulant Toilet