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Out of the Ordinary: a photography exhibition by Craft Cafe Govan

This March, older people who attend our Craft Cafe workshops in Govan will exhibit a selection of bold, bright and colourful photography at Glasgow's Botanic Gardens.

Matthew & Martin conquer 10k to raise over £600 for Craft Cafe!

Govan-based artists Martin Campbell and Matthew Donnelly last week conquered Glasgow's Men's 10k to raise over £600 for Impact Arts' Craft Cafe Govan!

All aboard the Tall Ship for new Craft Cafe exhibition!

The Tall Ship by the River Clyde will be the stunning venue for a new aquatic-themed exhibition by older people who attend Impact Arts' Craft Cafe workshops in Govan.

Govan Craft Cafe members knit for dementia patients

Our older people's Craft Cafe in Govan this week welcomed the textile artist Deirdre Nelson (dstitch). Deirdre has created a project for Inverclyde's Orchard View, a continuing care facility supporting patients with severe dementia.

Special exhibition of older people's work to open in Paisley

A special exhibition of artwork produced by older people is to open in Paisley next week.

Sewing, candle-making and sharing skills in Govan

Our Craft Cafe in Govan have been making good use of their sewing skills, producing bags, cushion covers and aprons from a selection of scrap fabric. Those with more experience on machines were also delighted to pass on their skills on to other members of the group.

Govan in Pictures - Online Gallery

A Digital Black & White Photography Project by Members of Craft Café

Older Artists Launch Textiles Range

With titles like 'Poppies in Sunshine', 'Galloping Horse and Lady', 'Hedgehog in the Glen', 'Big Headed Seated Figure' and 'Summers Night in the Lagoon', Craft Café’s first run of digitally printed fabrics blew everybody away at their launch on Thursday 3rd December. Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Edinburgh was a lovely backdrop for a range of 100% wool and 100% silk Georgette scarves, which were lit up to show their colours and vibrancy.

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