And the local Hampshire team grows.....

We have several groups that support us in what we do

If you or your group would like to get involved, please contact us to discuss how we can make this happen.

We also now have 'remote' stitchers...

Word is getting out and the magic is spreading.

This totally amazing group of Stitchers are dotted around the UK  from Fife, Kent, Wales, the Midlands and Somerset.  creating so many of our beautiful core items, in turn enabling us to continue provide help to those requesting our support. 

Each stitcher in this group is provided with a discount at a local or one of the on line stockists we work, usually with with postage paid to support them as much as possible.

If you, or someone you know, would like to become a 'remote' Stitcher please contact us  for more information on how we can make it work.

Community Groups

We have several groups both for stitchers and Crafters in the Basingstoke and Hampshire areas,  to encourage learning, social interactions andenabling like minded people to meet each other and forge new friendship groups.

Have a look to see if there is something local. They are all very relaxed  PAYG groups. We would love you to come along.

Stitchers, monthly open craft and stitcher groups

Stitcher Groups

These are groups that focus on the work that we do crochetting, knitting and sewing for us. They are run by Stitchers for Stitchers. These Groups are for anyone to meet up, socialise, have a cuppa and support each other to achieve the best we can for the indivicuals, organisations and hospital departments that we support.

Materials and patterns are available to collect from all of our groups.


Stitchers Open Craft social groups


These groups are open to all local crafters, Stitchers, painters, knitters, crocheters etc. With the aim of creating a local, social group of like minded people for inspiration, new skills, support, company.. with  fun and a cuppa included!

Bring your craft with you, learn or upgrade your skills or event try something new with the monts activity and  meet new people while sharing/enhancing your hobbies and ideas. 

Learn a new skill  or demonstrate/share your expertise by booking to be a speaker/ demonstrator for our group.

look for a new project on our inspiration table.

We always have lots of 'fun' Oakley Stitcher volunteer activities  if you don't currently have something on the go ;-)

PAYG £2.50 entry per person, covering costs of the hall and refreshments. 

Craft activity packs are  an additional £6.50 which includes everything that you need to take part in the activity provided, something new to try each month.

Please see below for the current groups dates, times and the monthly activity

We are a COVID sensitive group, guidance should be followed at all times.

Please contact for more information or to book to demonstrate your hobby/skill/idea.

We look forward to seeing you there ;-)

Craft groups- activities so far....

A few of the workshops that we have enjoyed at the craft group

If you would like to run a session for us, please email us to book one of our meetings.

Try at home kits are available for many of our activities

Please email us for information on purchasing one. Giving details of which ones you are requesting for us to provide the costs of the kits (we try and keep them under £5 (not including postage)) Some kits may not contain everything needed. However, information is provided about where to purchase any additional items, within the instruction leaflet.

These are designed for Adults only.


We 'Stitch' Together! 

The community of Oakley has come together in a big way since the beginning of the pandemic and we continue to do so. So many people have been amazingly generous, kindly donating enormous amounts of material, yarns and other products to enable our group to remain financially stable.

If you would like to donate items we can use please contact us @ 

 or use one of the links on the website to donate money.

Community engagement

New for 24 - workshops

Green Week

Every year in Oakley we get involved in Green Week which is a great way to help the environment. 

This year took a different turn and we introduced zoom groups to enable people to safely join in on the fun. Caroline did an amazing job of uploading a 'how to' video of her making a mask. ...

Oakley Link Magazine 

The Link has been running for a number of years which has only be made possible thanks to a dedicated team in the village. 

Our Oakley Stitchers group has been featured in the Link to reach out to those who haven't heard about our group and need an item, or for those stitchers and knitters who want to donate their time to helping a great cause. 

Oakley News Letter

Oakley Community Association (OCA) have created a great little community that come together during times of crisis. 

Their website and news letter details everything people need to know about the support they offer, how to get involved and what is going on in and around Oakley.

Oakley Village Show

Every year Oakley holds an great village show but sadly this year due to the coronavirus this couldnt be done the usual way. No fear! Oakely is still here! The community came together to set up stalls outside people's houses and a map was created for everyone to socially distance. 

Oakley Stitchers set up their stall and it was a resounding sucess getting so many people involved.


Oakley Stitchers open event

This was our first taste of hosting an event single handed to showcase the work that we do and demonstrate how it is achieved. not to mention raise awareness and attract additional stitchers to join the fun.

We were very grateful to have the Mayor and Mayoress of Basingstoke visit us and also our lovely local Councellor Diane Taylor, who enjoyed meeting the stitchers and having a giggle at the Unicorn racing!

We raised over £500 toward the postage, materials, admin costs and hall rents we have to cover to make this happen.

Thank you to everyone for coming and making it such a great day.

Next one pencilled in for the 7th October.. cant wait!


Oakley volunteer Fayre

As part of the coronation of King Charles 111

we welcome everyone to visit 'THE BIG HELP OUT' on the 8th May 

We are supporting the New King to celebrate the Volunteer organisations around the UK by raising our local voluntary groups profile and allowing the local community to see what is available on their doorstep.

We will have a wide selection of organisations for people around Oakley and the surrounding areas of Basingstoke to chat to. 

There may be things that you would like to get involved with as a participant... who knows.

Whatever, it will be an opportunity to meet up and celebrate the amazing volunteers that we have locally, giving their time for others!

Coronation afternoon Tea

Well a Royal celebration just wouldn't be the same without an afternoon tea!

To help raise funds and provide a fun and enjoyable afternoon, to end the spectacular Coronation weekend we are hosting an afternoon tea.

Come and join us for some homemade sweet and savoury goodies and of course bottomless tea.

There are limited tickets so please follow the links on the poster above, to book your place as they will go fast!

look forward to seeing you there







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