Pittenweem Community Craft Project
The Pittenweem Arts Festival Community Craft project is an annual event where handmade items are sold for charity. This vibrant community project inspires both local residents and visitors to make a wide range of items, sometimes learning new techniques.
It creates a wonderful display of handcraft skills and it raises funds for many diverse causes. In the past 11 years it has donated over £22,500 to local and national charities.
Project co-ordinator Anne-Marijke has brought together knitters, crocheters, patchworkers, sewers and felters. Each year they work within a theme. So far the group have made fish, tea cosies, hats, flowers, and cushions, and been inspired by the themes of hearts, thistles, Christmas, owls and cosy winter warmers. Each item is sold during the Pittenweem Arts Festival which takes place annually at the beginning of August
Proceeds are then split and donated to charity groups.
Beneficiaries have included local organisations like the East Neuk Community Trust and the East Neuk Food Bank as well as the local branch of national charities such as Marie Curie Cancer Care and Alzheimer Scotland.
The project theme is normally announced in January, and The Woolly Brew hosts regular get-togethers where crafters can meet to share ideas and stash.
The Woolly Brew shares images and ideas too, on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
Get in touch with the shop or Anne-Marijke for more info and to be added to the project mailing list.
Want to support this Community Craft Project? You can donate an item for sale or you can volunteer to help with the exhibition. And you can buy something during the annual Arts Festival held in Pittenweem in August.
Unfortunately the 2020 Arts Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19. This years community craft theme - A Walk in the Woods - will carry forward to 2021!