testimonials springwood studio

Art & Culture

The Studio began in 2009 as a craft workshop and a place for friends to gather to express creativity through arts and crafts with rewards beyond artistic achievement.

More than a craft group

written by Julie

Readers may assume that this group began with a bunch of women who were all keen and talented crafts people who wanted an outlet for their work. You couldn't be more wrong!

Yes, some women were talented with their hands. Some women had never made anything before -- and weren't very confident about what they could do.

Most women only knew one other person in the group. This was the beginning of an amazing friendship/working group who, years later, still meet weekly. Of a group whose members are innovative, inspiring, encouraging but more importantly kind, thoughtful, supportive and helpful.

We make things -- sewing, beading, jewellery, knitting, crocheting, painting, embroidery, felting, textiles, mosaics, old crafts and new crafts -- the list is endless. We try everything we can. There are group projects and individual projects. We go on field trips and take classes. Some ideas are great successes, others...? But we are more than just a craft group!

Fundraising and supporting community groups is an important part of our ethos. We like to “put back” into the community and we feel we have the time and resources to do this in a variety of ways.

As individuals we have all been through the downsides of life and we like to offer our group and sessions as a positive respite for a few hours. Sometimes it is refreshing to just sit, listen and watch the others at work!

Interested in starting your own art group?

The Studio is available for hire. Please visit Rent The Space for more detail.