St Barts

We are a U3A Group located in South East Cornwall drawing our members mostly from Lostwithiel and the surrounding areas of Lerryn, Lanlivery, East and West Taphouse, Bodmin and Fowey.

U3A stands for the University of the Third Age, which is a self-help organisation for people who are retired, semi-retired or no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment.

U3As are charities in their own right and are run entirely by volunteers. Local U3As are learning cooperatives who draw upon the knowledge, experience and skills of their own members to organise and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership.

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Tapestry One of our members, Pam Menasseh, has suggested that people might like to learn tapestry weaving. She says I know a little about it and love doing it, though could not present myself as an experienced teacher of it. Tapestry weaving is not embroidery or cross stitch but a genuine weave, and practised by both men and women. Coloured yarn is woven in and out of vertical threads to make designs and pictures and can be done on the lid of a cardboard box! I've attached an image to show the sort of thing that can be achieved.

Rather than set up a group to meet regularly I've suggested that a session to discuss it and learn a little about it might be a way to offer it and see what interest there would be. I'm happy to lead the initiative if there is any response. It's a fascinating craft and people taking it up can explore colours and design, make simple pictures, and there are simple projects for beginners to make something.

If anybody is interested in exploring this idea please send an email to info(AT)lostwithielu3a.org.uk or call Lindsay Southgate on 01208 873371 to register your interest.

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