Stitchers Meetings and Open Craft Groups

To date we have 9 groups that meet across the Basingstoke and Deane area and an additional satellite group to encourage learning, social interactions and enabling like-minded people to meet each other and forge new friendship groups. We are a COVID sensitive group, guidance should be followed at all times.

Stitcher meetings and Open Craft groups are pay-as-you-go (PAYG) and have an entry price of £2.50 per person to cover the costs of the hall and refreshments. Activity kits can be purchased for 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 our posters below for the months craft activity).

Have a look to see if there is something local. We would love you to come along, no need to book.

Stitcher Meetings

These are groups that focus on the work that we do to create our wonderful donated items by crochetting, knitting and sewing for us. They are run by Stitchers for Stitchers. 

Everyone is welcome 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.

Each group leader can provide any materials and patterns for our core products, for example:

  • Wool and fabric
  • Accessories

Each venue stores equipment for us such as sewing machines and other crafting tools, giving all our Stitchers the opportunity to learn new skills, ask questions and have demonstrations.

For anything specific, please ask.

Open Craft Groups

These groups are open to all who are interested in crafting, no matter the skill level. The aim is to create a local, social group of like-minded people for inspiration, new skills, support, and company... with  fun and a cuppa included!

Bring your craft with you, learn or upgrade your skills or try something new with the months 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.

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

Oakley Meetings and Open Craft Group

When: 1st Monday of the month, 7pm - 9pm

Where: The Green Hut, Hill Road, Oakley


Basingstoke Town Centre Meetings and Open Craft Group

When: Last Friday of the month, 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Where: The Orchard, White Hart Lane, Basingstoke Town Centre


Oakridge Meetings and Open Craft Group

When: 2nd Thursday of the month, 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Where: Oakridge Hall for All, Oakridge


Kempshott Meetings

When: Fortnightly on Wednesday, 10am - 11.30am

Where: Kempshott Village Hall, Pack Lane


Tadley Meetings and Open Craft Group

When: 1st Tuesday of the month, 2.30pm - 4.30pm; 3rd Thursday of the month, 7pm - 9pm

Where: The Link, Newchurch Road, Tadley


Winklebury Open Craft Group

When: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Where: The Cafe next to The Winkle, Winklebury


Winklebury Meetings

When: Fortnightly on Thursday and Saturday, 10am - 11.30am

Where: The Cafe next to The Winkle, Winklebury


Popley Meeting and Open Craft Group

When: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 9.30am - 11.30am

Where: Bermuda Hall, Bermuda Close, Popley


Overton Meeting and Open Craft Group

When: Last Monday of the month, 10am - 12pm

Where: Overton Community Centre, High Street, Overton


Craft Groups Gallery

Please contact for information on purchasing a 'Try at home' kit. 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.

Further Afield

We are expanding beyond Basingstoke. Currently we have 1 satellite group located in Alton, Hampshire and a number of remote Stitchers.

Alton Stitchers

Alton Stitchers is part of Oakley Stitchers, mirroring the purpose and ethos that makes the group so special. Bringing care and creativity to a new location in the UK.

For further information about the Alton Stitchers group, including meeting dates, contact

Remote Stitchers

Word is getting out and the magic is spreading.

This totally amazing group of Stitchers are dotted around the UK, from Fife to Kent, Wales to 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 online, stockists we work with; usually 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 for more information on how we can make it work.


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