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Woodworking still life Woodworking still life

December 2023 Newsletter.

This is not just a Christmas Snowman decoration, it’s a Frome Shed Christmas Snowman decoration, one of a batch of snowmen and reindeer kits made for Critchill School.… Thanks and congrats to Anne, Andy, Fiona , Geoffrey and Rosie for foraging for materials and completing 19 kits.
Wednesday woodworking classes will be starting again in 2024. These classes will cover basic skills and techniques. Anyone interested please contact Teresa Bayfield by leaving a note at the Shed. This a is a great way to start learning woodwork in a small friendly group. Fire drill: Ian Williams reminded the Monday and Thursday Shedders about what we should do if there is a fire in one of our workshops - raise the alarm, ring 999 and get out of the building via the signed routes. Ian stressed that our own safety, and the safety of others, was paramount. Ian also reminded us about how to avoid starting a fire - obvious things like storing flammable or volatile items in a metal cupboard, using such items outdoors, vacuuming up dust and wood shavings and no smoking. Thanks Ian.

The Linus Quilting session a few Mondays ago was well attended, and newbies had a successful go at contributing to a quilt for a child in hospital. Not quite as difficult as it looked.. that’s how it goes when you have expert guidance. Thanks, Val. The rocking horse is now finished! This has been a long project but what an achievement! See the pictures at the end of this newsletter. To think that this creature started as small blocks of wood. Well done to everyone involved and thanks to Stevie Bain for all his help. In the New Year we will be planning the sale of it for Shed funds. Congratulations to Stevie, Sam, Teresa, Richard, Delia, Pauline, Steve, and other hands that contributed along the way.

The Monday Shedders had a short, but lively, discussion of our latest book club book Demon Copperhead. Our next book is Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson. It will be discussed on Monday 15th January 2024.

On Monday 11th December we’ll be making candles and a star. All Shedders are welcome and guests by arrangement. There will be a small charge of 50p towards the candle making. On Thursday 14th December the Thursday Shedders will be going for their Christmas meal. On Monday 18th December we’ll be having some festive refreshments in the Shed, and the raffle will be drawn. All Shedders are welcome.
The Shed will be closed from Tuesday 19th December and reopen on Monday 8th January 2024. And finally, have a peaceful, warm and dry, Christmas and New Year.

4th December. The book club will be discussing Demon Copperhead.

11th December. Christmas decorations and candle making. All materials will be provided. This event is to be confirmed.

18th December. Normal Shed session but with festive refreshments and the raffle draw.

The Shed will be closed on Monday 25th December and Monday 1st January. It will be open on Thursday 21st and 28th December if Duty Managers and First Aiders agree to attend.

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