As a Community Interest Company we aim to support people's health and wellbeing through a variety of crafts and creative opportunities and here are some of our current and past projects:
Move and Make Social
Our monthly Move and Make Social offers a chance to get together, listen to some great music, learn a few folk moves and make crafts together. Keeping body and mind active. Kindly subsidised by the Arnold Clarke Foundation
Corn Dolly Project
Through the support of the John Weston Fund and Foundation Derbyshire we are working on a community project looking at the heritage craft of straw weaving and making corn dollies. More details about how to get involved will be available in spring 2022
Heritage Crafts for All
Supported by the heritage lottery fund Wild Roots Creative have been busy developing skills in heritage crafts and sharing them with our community both online and in person; helping others to connect to their heritage and environment through learning traditional craft skills. Read our project overview here and keep an eye out for lots more chances to engage with heritage crafts with us in the future through our workshops and attendance at events.
Supporting Adult Learners
In 2022 Wild Roots Creative are aiming to become an accredited centre offering high quality vocational courses for adult learners, improving skills, confidence, wellbeing and employability. Supported by the the National Lottery Community Fund we aim to reach a wide range of adult learners using crafts, conservation and traditional skills.
Create and Connect
Doorstep deliveries of crafts for wellness running in the Derbyshire Dales in Spring 2021. Funded by the Commissioners vulnerability fund this project offers support to isolated individuals through craft activity and regular contact.
CICK HERE to see the outcomes of round 1....
A Winter 2021 project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
The Waltham Angel
Christmas 2020. Kindly funded by the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund this project brought together local infant school children with older adult residents in a joint celebration of Christmas. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE OUTCOMES.