Starting next month, we’re delighted to be starting a new sewing social specifically for textile makers in Trafford aged 50 and over.

These ‘50+ Crafternoons’ sessions are a great opportunity to get together with like-minded people and learn and share skills in a fun and relaxing environment. The aim is to connect talented craftspeople of Old Trafford who are aged 50+ by providing a creative space to socialise over a cup of tea.

During the 8 week course, the group will develop their textile craft skills and share skills and ideas with one another. Participants are encouraged to bring along their own craft projects to work on, or they can start something new with the support of our facilitator. Equipment and materials will be provided for anyone who needs them.

The weekly sessions will be held on Monday afternoons at the St John’s Centre in Old Trafford. They are completely free to attend, having been kindly supported by the Ambition for Ageing. After the 8 weeks are up, we hope the group will consider self-organising and continue to meet, and we will support this in any way we can.

We’ve had a number requests for sessions like these, so we’re really excited so excited to launch this project. We hope it will bring together talented craftspeople in Trafford to learn and share new skills and to kick start a new creative and social meetup for the area.

’50+Crafternoon’ will be held on Mondays from October 18th until December from 1-3pm at the St John’s Centre, St John’s Road, Old Trafford, M16 7GX.

Sessions are free, but you do need to register for a place.

To take part please get in touch with Sarah via email or phone: or 0161 881 7141.