Organised by The Eloquent Fold, the project supports isolated women aged 50+ in Corby, Northamptonshire through arts and crafts.

a hand made cup and saucer being painted

Pebble in my Pocket supports isolated women aged 50+ to meet up to socialise and for arts and crafts sessions in Corby

The group is made up of local women and aims to reduce levels of isolation and create a community. Sessions include meeting in a local café with refreshments provided free of charge, followed by arts and crafts in a library. These focus on textile and print-making techniques as well as sewing, knitting, crochet and other crafts. Members have their work exhibited for public view in the library.

Many of the members have experience of chronic illness, mental health problems or other health issues that have caused them to become isolated from the wider community. Through fortnightly sessions, the members have built up a network of friends that’s helped improve mental health and the environment is welcoming for new members too.

Projects like this are essential for people like myself to keep our sanity, keep us moving and to keep us excited about doing new things.

Janie Incles

Project member

Funded by People’s Health Trust using money raised by Health Lottery East Midlands