On 24th September, a beautiful craft-filled Saturday afternoon was held to celebrate Plain and Pearl's 5th Birthday. A fabulous range of cakes, crafts and entertainment were on offer to the 50 people who came. All left feeling happier for the experience.

Plain and Pearl was the brain child of Josie and Joy, who set out to ensure that the knowledge of traditional hand crafts is passed on to others willing to learn, young and old. They never imagined that five years later they would have so many members, ranging from 8 to 80 years-old.

This friendly and enthusiastic group is open to all who wish to attend, from those with no previous experience, to more accomplished crafters. The group meets twice a month, with attendees coming from Teddington and further afield. Meetings offer all who come an opportunity to learn and practise crafts, as well as a chance to put skills to work making things and raising money for charities.

Plain and Pearl are now looking for donations of extra large vintage buttons (4.5cm/2" diameter) for items being made for the Church Bazaar on 26th November. For details, please contact Josie.

Amanda, Jane, and Joy