Sociable Crafting

New Home

We are delighted (and sad!) to announce that Craftable has a new venue, and so meeting times and things have also changed.

We now meet at SAVS (Southend Association of Voluntary Services) on a Tuesday afternoon from 1.30 till 4.30.  The full address is SAVS, 29-31 Alexandra Street, Southend on Sea, SS1 1BW.

We’re very sad to be leaving The Vibe, which gave us a home for 2 years, and would like to say a huge thank you to Pauline, Tina, Lisa and all the staff  who gave us such a warm welcome and so much support during our early days.

We would also like to say a public thank you to the lovely Chris and Naomi for giving us a temporary home for the last 2 months in the Plaza Centre Cafe.

So if you’re free on a Tuesday afternoon and need somewhere to come to be with other people in a relaxed, friendly environment, contact Jen on 07941 133551 or email

Temporary change of plans

Hello all

Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to use our usual meeting place for the next 2 weeks, so we have made alternative arrangements.  We are meeting instead in the cafe at the Plaza Centre in Southchurch Road from 12 noon until 2 pm.  It’s very informal, we’ll just be chatting while we knit or crochet, and refreshments will be available to buy.


Just a seasonal reminder about easyfundraising… If you order gifts or shopping online, please consider visiting sites via the easyfundraising website at

It is supported by a large number of online retailers who will donate a percentage to Craftable for each qualifying purchase. It doesn’t cost you a penny, but raises vital funds for this very worthwhile cause.

Some of us don’t need to imagine.  We live t11880601_1022065767825718_7851005277366767131_nhis life every single day.

That’s why we craft.  It promotes our feelings of self-worth, it makes us feel good, and we have something that we made, a tangible something that wouldn’t exist without our input.

There’s only one thing better than crafting when you live with an invisible condition.  That one thing is crafting with friends.

Southend Market

On Thursday, Craftable has the SAVS Market Stall outside Footlocker in Southend High Street.  Please come along and say hello – I’ll be very happy to see you!  We will have craft items for sale, plus lots of information about what we do.  If you have a neighbour, friend or relative who you think would enjoy an afternoon of crafting once a week, pick up a leaflet with contact details 🙂

Relaunch, here we come!!!

Well, we’ve had so much interest shown in Craftable since November that it’s almost time to relaunch.  In preparation, there is now a funding campaign on Indiegogo hoping to raise £2000 by 3rd May 2015, and another to go in by post shortly.

So watch this space – news is imminent!

Temporary suspension

With deep regret, Craftable is being temporarily suspended due to personal problems.  Please rest assured this is not a permanent state of affairs, and regular Craftable meetings will relaunch at the earliest possible opportunity.  In the meantime, please keep checking back for details of coffee mornings or other meetups for a chance to meet us.  Details will be given here, on our Facebook page, and in local media online where possible.

More reasons to craft

A friend of mine just put a link to this web page on Facebook for me:

I would take this one step further and say “Don’t Stop Crafting”. I love everything to do with knitting, but there is so much satisfaction to be gained from cutting out fabric letters to glue on bunting, which is how Cherrie and I spent the afternoon.

Unfortunately, last week’s attempt at a fabric-covered notice board failed miserably – the sticky stuff we used dried out. So we also repaired that, and wait with bated breath to see if our second attempt survives the week. What matters is how much we have enjoyed the process!