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Haverhill crafting business utilises its skills to help others during the coronavirus lockdown




A Haverhill crafting studio and shop has diversified during lockdown by making quilts for people affected by covid-19.

Snobby Eddy Crafts is based at the MENTA Business Support centre in Hollands Road.

‍Owner Debby Dyson has a shop as well as working craft studio which normally would offer a wide range that includes acrylic paint nights, glass fusion, macramé, Indian block printing, sewing, mosaics, quilting, kids workshop, school holiday workshops and the popular social Wednesday and Friday events.

Snobby Eddy Crafts owner Debby Dyson, left, with one of her social Wednesday group members Jan King and three of the completed quilts. Contributed picture
Snobby Eddy Crafts owner Debby Dyson, left, with one of her social Wednesday group members Jan King and three of the completed quilts. Contributed picture

With the onset of the lockdown restrictions, Debby decided to put her creative skills to good use and support those most directly affected.

She said: “I was keen to continue providing a service to all the people that attend regular weekly events and the various workshops, during this coronavirus storm.

"Low level anxiety and depression are eased by crafting and the weekly social events are a lifeline for many people who attend.

The covid-19 square that is included on each of the quilts made by Snobby Eddy Crafts
The covid-19 square that is included on each of the quilts made by Snobby Eddy Crafts

"This current situation will see a big rise in anxiety, and social isolation does not help”

“I wanted to come up with something to keep in touch with everyone and to be able to share what people were making and keep them all in touch with each other.

"Scrappy quilts are a thing, but I thought it would be a good idea to get everyone to make squares that we can combine and create lots of throw’s and lap quilts to donate to care homes and people in need in Haverhill.

"It is also a great way to use up scrap fabrics of which we always have loads - I wanted to make sure there was a little something on the quilts that would be a reminder in years to come of how they came about, so the bottom right hand square of each one will have a COVID 19 square."

The studio is closed and no workshops are running, so Debby is working in isolation and following the strict government guidelines

She has put together crafting kits that can used at home and allow creativity to continue to flourish and has teamed up with Katie Lynn from Molten Wonky (glass fusion) and Julia from the Spotted Cat ceramics to provide an all-round craft service from the studio.

The kits range in price

Kits on offer for delivery (or collection)

· Sewing kits – bags, book covers, aprons, re-usable wipes etc from £3 to £15

· Lantern making kits £5

· Glass fusion kits from £20

· Ceramic items for painting from £10

· Indian Block printing kits to hire from £20

· Fabrics/haberdashery are also available to order and be delivered if required

For more information contact Debby on 07748 125750 or email snobbyeddy@yahoo.com.

Discover more here http://snobbyeddycrafts.co.uk/


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