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11th June 2022 Foundation

Embroidery and Glass Painting Taster Sessions

Durham Cricket Foundation is offering embroidery and glass painting taster sessions as part of the charity’s “50 Not Out” initiative.

The taster sessions are free of charge and open to anyone who would like to have a go or already has an interest in embroidery and glass painting.

Separate sessions are available, with the Embroidery taking place on Thursdays from 10am until 12pm at Seat Unique Riverside and the Glass Painting class held on Fridays from 10am until 12pm, temporarily taking place at Holyoake Community Centre, Chester-le-Street.

The initiative is part of the Foundation’s “50 Not Out” project which aims to improve older people’s mental and physical wellbeing through a number of activities and social events.

The charity provides all of the raw materials but the final design is left completely up to the creativity of the participant. No prior expertise is required to participate in these sessions. Aside from the scheduled artwork for the class, students are also allowed unlimited creative freedom to create their own works of art.


The participants will get a taste of hand stitched decorative work during the taster session and if interested to sign up to the regular classes, participants will learn embroidery and they progressing to more intricate designs at their own pace. The sessions strike a blend of social engagement and skill development over time.

The embroidery tasters run every week on Thursdays from 10am until 12pm at Seat Unique Riverside.

Glass painting

During the glass painting taster sessions, participants will have a go at paint mixing and application on glass using various pattern techniques before progressing to advanced pieces of work in the regular classes.

To obtain the raw ingredients for the sessions, we’ve teamed up with Trade Glass UK and Lanchester Wines. This allows participants to make upcycled art pieces out of old shards of glass, bottles, and other materials, which they can then take home or give as gifts.

The glass painting tasters run every week on Fridays from 10am until 12pm, temporality taking place at Holyoake Community Centre, Chester-le-Street.

Please note: The current Embroidery and Glass Painting sessions are fully booked. Stay tuned for more details on upcoming sessions! 

Walking Cricket

As part of the “50 Not Out” initiative, we also run weekly Walking Cricket sessions at Peterlee, Willington and Seat Unique Riverside.

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