November 28th 2017

We're thrilled to be back working at Jerwood Gallery on their Pearls of the Sea programme - helping children and young people to access art. We've already helped children as young as six to enjoy... Read more

November 28th 2017

We were delighted to win a Hastings Youth Award for our Awards For All funded project 'Resolutions' - working with young people to explore how art can help to deal with conflict and difficult... Read more

November 8th 2017

It was an absolute thrill to be able to help The Mill Primary Academy stage their end of year art exhibition entitled 'Mystery Circus' - an homage to the work of Dutch artist Karel Appel. The... Read more

November 8th 2017

We loved working with The Mill Primary Academy and printing company Lucky Budgie to help pupils produce their own hand screen printed T shirts. They went on to sell them at their end of year... Read more

November 6th 2017

We were deeply honoured to assist with Culture Shift's 'Telling Your Story' sessions at Helenswood Academy. We worked with Year 8 students who were struggling in the school environment, helping... Read more

November 6th 2017

It was great to be back at Recovery College, part of Sussex Partnership, to teach another round of the Book Of Secrets course - a series of sessions helping adults living with mental health issues... Read more

November 6th 2017

We were delighted to carry out a project at Broomgrove Community Centre, funded by SPARK and Big Local, that helped young people living in the area create designs that were screen printed by hand... Read more

November 6th 2017

The Hastings Pier Yarn Bomb was a huge success - and what a privilege it was to work on this year's Pier of the Year! More than 50 schools, scout groups, knitting groups and a huge number of... Read more

February 20th 2017

Absolutely delighted to be assisting with Hastings Pier Yarn Bomb! What an exciting project! The Pier will be dressed in items made from knitting, crochet, felting and weaving from 25th March.... Read more

February 20th 2017

Had a fantastic time creating these commissioned paintings with the children at The Mill Primary Academy - inspired by the four seasons and created using chalk and oil pastels, masking fluid, wax... Read more

February 20th 2017

It was really exciting and inspiring to work with a group of young people in order to make concertina books filled with prints, collage and musings, in response to Keith Tyson's awe inspiring... Read more

January 20th 2017

Our latest annual reports are hot off the press and winging their way to the people who worked with us and funded us over the past few years - we couldn't do it without you!Read more

January 20th 2017

It was fantastic to teach a module of puppet making and performance to occupational therapy students at Brighton University - their results were amazing!Read more

January 19th 2017

We had an amazing time helping the children at The Mill Primary Academy to spend a term inspired by the artist Sonia Delaunay, following in her footsteps by printing fabric and converting the... Read more

January 19th 2017

We had an awesome time running our Skeletons Out Of The Closet project, inspired by our visit to Mexico's Day of the Dead celebrations, using art to help bring mental health out into the light.... Read more

August 29th 2016

We had a wonderful time enjoying Margate and delivering sessions at Turner Contemporary this summer in association with NOW Live Event's Welcome Home Festival. Margate is awesome!Read more

July 18th 2016

We had a great time making House of Light with children at the Welcome Home Festival for NOW Live Events as part of Lewisham People's Day. The houses had tiny little light bulbs inside them and... Read more

July 18th 2016

We're coming to the end of a school year during which we were resident artist at The Mill Primary Academy in Crawley. What a huge and exciting journey it has been! We have learned and gained so... Read more

July 18th 2016

We absolutely loved helping with these sessions - award winning aGender helps young people to bust stereotypes and limiting beliefs using art. Very satisfying to see the children receiving... Read more

July 18th 2016

We have just finished running this fantastic course for Recovery College entitled Book of Secrets - Art Journals For Recovery. Had a great time making secret boxes, book making and creative... Read more

July 18th 2016

We were all pretty much in tears at the final group puppet performance at Seaview - a place for people living on society's margins. Lots of people came together to make beautiful puppets, write a... Read more

July 18th 2016

We were super duper excited to have a piece of animated work selected for and screened at the Crafts Council's Real to Reel Film Festival this year!

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June 16th 2016

Pictures of further sessions with the award winning charity AGender who work with young people, busting stereotypes and helping participants to feel comfortable in their own skin. This time a... Read more

June 8th 2016

We've started a series of 12 sessions at Seaview in Hastings - an open access wellbeing centre offering help and inspiration for people living on society’s margins. We're making some beautiful... Read more

June 8th 2016

We had the great pleasure of starting work with the award winning charity AGender today - we're helping them to run sessions that help young people feel more comfortable in their own skin using... Read more

April 19th 2016

We were over the moon to be selected as one of five regional finalists in The People's Projects - we even got a piece made about us that appeared on ITV! You can watch it here:

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April 19th 2016

We had the biggest fun ever at Barbican Centre where we recently helped loads of families to make micro movies as part of their Big Weekender to celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare. We used live... Read more

April 19th 2016

We were super excited to have 7 of our artworks from the Show Your Inner Glow project on display in a specially built installation pod at Southbank Centre's Changing Minds Festival - an event that... Read more

December 11th 2015

We had a really lovely time running a session for Jerwood Gallery during which we helped participants to create Mexican inspired papier mache Christmas decorations including Frida Kahlo angels.... Read more

December 11th 2015

A lot of fun was had over two days at Staplecross school during which we learned all about how the fabulous Mexican festival Day of the Dead was passed down by the Aztecs, tasted Mexican hot... Read more

December 8th 2015

We loved our recent UV project Show Your Inner Glow and found the final exhibition of work at The Electric Palace Cinema, Hastings to be really special. It was wonderful to see everyone's final... Read more

December 8th 2015

The Craftimation Factory was beyond excited to spend a month in Mexico over the Day of the Dead festival period, studying with Mexican artist Boris Spider (commissioned to make a huge installation... Read more

October 13th 2015

We were super duper excited to get the wheels rolling on our caravan-come-creative hub (we've nicknamed her Frida) over the summer and are looking forward to carrying on with further stops on our... Read more

October 13th 2015

It seems like the summer is long gone but we still have a rosy glow from our time spent at London's Southbank Centre after we were asked to complete a six week residency as part of their Festival... Read more

October 13th 2015

We were really thrilled to be asked to take part in Waterman's Arts Centre's Fun Palace - part of the international weekend that sees 'Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist.' We combined some... Read more

October 13th 2015

It's been really brilliant to be picked as Artist in Residence for two schools as part of their Room 13 projects - OVPA, Hastings and The Mill Crawley. Excitingly OVPA are creating their Room 13... Read more

July 15th 2015

Show Your Inner Glow is a series of 6 FREE sessions led by professional artists Lee Shearman and Janey Moffatt for The Craftimation Factory. The sessions will help participants explore the 'light... Read more

July 12th 2015

Working at this wonderful festival organised by the sublime team at NOW Live Events was one of those working experiences when you remember why you do what you do. A truly special time spent... Read more

July 12th 2015

The tour of Frida the Creative Caravan has commenced! Thanks to the generous donations of various trusts and winning an Aviva Community Award, we will be pitching up at various Hastings & St... Read more

July 12th 2015

We were on top of the world to be asked to help create an art studio in a double decker bus for Ore Village Primary Academy. This exciting project is part of the international Room 13 scheme -... Read more

July 12th 2015

We are totally excited to be part of Southbank Centre's Festival of Love where we will have a six week Artist's Residency from 20th July. Pop down and see us for lots of free and creative... Read more

May 19th 2015

Listen to Janey talk about her creative journey on Inspirational Creatives here:

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May 19th 2015

We had a lot of fun making this film with the staff and children at OVPA - such a forward thinking school!

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May 19th 2015

We were donated a sum of money earlier this year as a result of our exhibition at Towner Gallery 2014 - partly because of the Dark Thoughts Box that we had on display there that tackled issues... Read more

April 24th 2015

Thank you so much to everyone who donated via JustGiving to make our trip to Bethlem's Museum of the Mind so special - everyone took part in a charcoal drawing workshop and got to meet artist... Read more

April 17th 2015

We were delighted to be part of the launch of the third leg of this touring exhibition that explores themes of mental health and follows on from our Frames of Mind project from last year. The... Read more

April 15th 2015

We've just completed a series of 8 sessions for Recovery College, Sussex that involved using animation techniques for creative recovery. The sessions were held at Brightview, Eastbourne - a... Read more

April 15th 2015

We were delighted to have been part of HRAEN's programme of activity which involved working at Staplecross and Northiam Primary Schools from January to March this year, helping them to use their... Read more

February 11th 2015

We are very pleased that our installation 'The Lights Are On' that formed as part of the Frames Of Mind project in conjunction with the group The Lights, has found a new home for one month at... Read more

February 5th 2015

We had a lovely time yesterday in Northiam School teaching the children how to use Movie Maker in order to create 'moving scrapbooks' of their work around the theme of Knights & Castles. Next... Read more

February 5th 2015

This week we started the first of our eight sessions for Recovery College where we will be teaching puppet making from scrap materials and stop motion animation. We had a very lovely bunch of... Read more

February 5th 2015

We had a lovely time at the Garden Party last month celebrating the wellMAKING project held during 2014. We took part by facilitating sessions at Craftivists in St Leonards on Sea. The project... Read more

February 5th 2015

We're hugely excited to have completed our Manifesto with a little help from the gorgeous Moomins for the start of 2015! Please read and enjoy. If you find the text too small please email us at... Read more

December 22nd 2014

We held two sessions on 17th December at Craftivists, Kings Road, St Leonards on Sea (if you haven't had a chance to pop down there they have some fab products!) as part of the nationwide project... Read more

December 22nd 2014

We had a wonderful series of workshops at Towner Gallery to accompany our exhibition. The workshops included exciting subject matter such as puppet making and UV animation, and were enjoyed by... Read more

December 12th 2014

We were absolutely thrilled to assist with the facilitation of knitting workshops at The Royal Festival Hall, London as part of their Get Your Knit On! project creating knitted blankets that will... Read more

December 12th 2014

The launch of our exhibition went superbly with around 100 people attending including funders, heads of mental health departments and, most importantly, those who had taken part and created the... Read more

November 30th 2014

We're very excited about the fast approaching launch of our Frames Of Mind workshop at Towner Gallery, Eastbourne 12 noon 2nd December. This is the culmination of a year long project that was... Read more

November 30th 2014

We're very excited to be conducting two sessions at The Royal Festival Hall, London for the project Get Your Knit On! which helps people to learn to knit whilst producing blankets for Age Concern... Read more

November 30th 2014

On 20th November we had the pleasure of holding a 'Make a Memory Bag' session at Bexhill Museum for the Care To Remember? network run by Occupation Arts. Care To Remember? focuses on the use of... Read more

November 30th 2014

Our hand dyed and stencilled T-shirts have been such a hit at Craftivists shop, St Leonards on Sea that we've been asked to make more. Of course we've said yes as we have such a good time making... Read more

November 13th 2014

We're absolutely thrilled that we have been presented with a lovely glass trophy for Arts & Culture from SPARK for our work delivering Arts Award to children at Castledown School, Hastings.... Read more

November 11th 2014

We were very excited to carry out two workshop sessions for children aged 6-12 at the De La Warr 28th October. Both sessions sold out (and a few extra tickets got sold on top of that!) so we had... Read more

November 11th 2014

We had a fabulous launch of our Knit Your Memories exhibition with plenty of tea and homemade cake and even a visit from the mayor! The work looked fantastic in the brand new space at Craftivists... Read more

October 12th 2014

We were very excited to be asked to provide activity at The Festival of Thrift in Darlington at the end of September. The festival is run by the well known designer Wayne Hemingway and his lovely... Read more

October 9th 2014

The project that brought together people aged 50 and over to create textile pieces from their memories will launch in an exhibition and a series of workshops from 21st October at Craftivists, 48... Read more

August 27th 2014

As Part of Coastal Currents' 2014 programme, we'll be offering a unique workshop of the over 50s that uses craft and textiles to turn memories into masterpieces. Participants can bring along old... Read more