Capital Crafters

Capital Crafters is a weekly friendship group that welcomes Defence and Civilian members to the premises of the Duntroon Community Centre. We aim to provide a friendly atmosphere for individuals to come and relax, meet new people, share ideas and create handmade crafts. You can learn a new craft by participating in one of the many organised activities that run throughout the year, or you can bring your own craft project, have a cuppa and a chat with our friendly members.

With meetings held at the Centre weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays (babysitting available Thursdays) from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, Capital crafters is open to all like-minded individuals who seek a warm and open environment where the support and friendship is as forthcoming as the smiles.

Capital Crafters regularly offer all-day craft days, normally held on the 1st Saturday of every month from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm. These days are a great opportunity to escape the daily routine and devote valuable hours to completing your treasured craft project.

BABYSITTING

Capital Crafters is pleased to offer babysitting services to members attending the Thursday craft. Your child/children will be cared for in an adjoining room by responsible adults who have been interviewed and chosen by the DCC Committee. Enjoy some well-deserved time away to recharge and revive. If you would like to take advantage of this service, please download the Supervised Care of Children form from our Forms & Policies page. Once completed please return to the Centre Coordinator.

QUILTING MACHINE

Capital Crafters is proud to own a hand-operated longarm quilting machine for use by its members. For a small fee you can transform your handmade quilt tops into treasured heirlooms. Full training for use of the machine is provided by other experienced members and bookings are essential.

ANNUAL BUS TRIP

Each year Capital Crafters organises an all-day bus trip (usually Saturday) to attend a major Craft Exhibition or enjoy a day discovering the Craft shops situated in the Southern Highlands. It’s a great opportunity to spend a day out being inspired by beautiful crafts.

GROUP QUILT

Every year members of Capital Crafters are asked to take part in the creation of a large handmade quilt that is then offered as first prize in the Twilight Fair Raffle in October. The design of this quilt ranges from traditional piecework and hand sewing to machine sewing and modern appliqué. The group quilt is a wonderful opportunity to work together and offers sewers and non-sewers alike the chance to learn new skills.