The Dorset Arts and Crafts Association was created to encourage people from all works of life to enjoy a wide range of arts and crafts with a particular emphasis on keeping local crafts alive. Over 100 years later that still holds true today and we are keen to link with other art and craft groups in Dorset to promote those original aims and to ensure that our annual county exhibition, the sole survivor of many county exhibitions, continues for another 100 years.
We will be happy to promote your arts and crafts group, society or club on this page with details of your events/meetings and a link to your website if you have one. Please send brief details, to the website editor. If you have a logo, or image suitable for this page format, please include it.
|Bookbinding||Wessex Guild of Bookbinders||We are based in Holt Heath near Wimborne, Dorset. The aim of the Guild is to keep alive and also promote the craft of bookbinding and cherish and care for books on a non-commercial basis.||https://www.wessexguildofbookbinders.co.uk/|
|Craft Group||Winfrith Crafters||The Winfrith Crafters meet fortnightly to explore various crafts. 2.00-4.45pm in Winfrith Newburgh Village Hall, DT2 8LR. £3 per session. All welcome.||www.winfrithcrafters.wordpress.com|
|Craft Group||Allsorts Craft Club||Come and join us, seek advice, learn new skills, bring your own craft and share in friendly chat. All crafts welcome. |
Blandford Parish Centre (next to Post Office)
1st Tuesday of every month 6:45 - 8:30 pm.
£2 per session
|Craft Group||Crafters at Frampton||Just turn up, bringing something to do, or just see what we do. All ages and abilities welcome. |
Meet weekly at Frampton Village Hall, Thursday mornings 10am -1pm. Cost £3 per week.
|Craft Group||Purbeck U3A Crafts Group||Members will be able to work on a diverse range of crafts whilst enjoying the company of other interested crafters||https://purbecku3a.org.uk/groups.html|
|Creative Workshops||Purbeck Workshop||Creative escapes for those touched by cancer. The team at the Purbeck Workshop in Wool provide activities free of charge to those with or recovering from cancer, their friends and families.||For more details, visit www.purbeckworkshop.org|
|Embroidery and Textiles||West Country Embroiderers||Groups in various Dorset locations who get together each month to enjoy exploring, learning and experimenting with hand and machine embroidery, fibres and mixed media.||http://www.westcountryembroiderers.co.uk/|
|Flowers||Owermoigne Flower Club||We welcome visitors and new members to our monthly meetings where you can enjoy demonstrations, workshops etc as well as a friendly welcome. |
We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 2pm in Owermoigne Village Hall, DT8 8XD.
|For more information contact the secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for details of our current programme.
|Lace||Stratton Lace Makers||Stratton Lace Makers are a friendly group of lace makers who welcome new members. They mainly make bobbin lace, but welcome anyone with an interest in needle lace, tatting and crochet.|
The group meets at Stratton Village Hall, Stratton, DT2 9WG. Anyone is welcome to visit to find out more about what the group do.
|For more information, contact Gillian Membury on 01305 268302.|
|Lace||Poole Bobbin Lace Circle||We were established in 1982 by a group of lacemakers, to promote the knowledge and history of bobbin lace as well as to provide an opportunity for lacemaking friends to meet, work together and exchange ideas, information, patterns and inspiration.||https://www.poolebobbinlace.com/|
|Patchwork & Quilting||Happy Patchers Quilting Group||We meet twice a month (afternoon and evening meetings) in Wimborne.|
New members welcome.
|For more information email Andrea Jerrold.|
|Patchwork & Quilting||The Hardy Quilters||We welcome new members. |
We meet on 4th Friday of the month, 10am - 12:30pm, at Osmington Village Hall, DT3 6EX
|For more information, email Annette Hartley or telephone Ann Jones 01305 771386|
|Patchwork & Quilting||Purbeck U3A Patchwork & Quilting Group||A group for all abilities||https://purbecku3a.org.uk/groups.html|
|Photography||Boscombe Camera Club||Meetings are held regularly 3 weeks in every month throughout the year.|
Boscombe Camera Club welcomes new members and membership is open to anyone over 18.
|Photography||Wimborne Camera Club||We are a friendly, social and active camera club which meets every Monday evenings (holidays excepted), 7.30 pm, September to May at St Michael's Church Hall, Colehill. Visit our web site to see our Members' Gallery, the varied and full programme, Membership and contact details.||https://www.wimbornecameraclub.co.uk/|
|Spinning & Weaving||Dorset Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers||We are a group of people enthusiastic about textiles, particularly weaving, spinning and dyeing. |
Our group is open to all, young and old, beginners and experts alike
|More details on our website https://dorsetwsd.wordpress.com/|
|Sugarcraft||British Sugarcraft Guild Wessex Branch||We are a group of enthusiastic sugarcrafters of all abilities, from beginners to the more experienced, and we are always delighted to see new members and visitors to our meetings|
We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month at St Aldhelm's Church Centre, Weymouth, DT3 5EW
|More details at https://bsgregion6.com/branches/wessex/|
|Wood||Dorset Coppice Group||Coppice workers with woodland and clubroom in Blandford Forum||More details at http://dorsetcoppicegroup.co.uk/|