Arthur’s Shed is a studio room, located in landscaped gardens providing an alternative community space for people to meet at Arthur Rank Hospice. The Cambridgeshire Men’s Shed Association is one group who meet there, providing an opportunity for men who enjoy creating things, to come together.
Knits of the Round Table is a group of knitters who meet once a month and the group is open to everyone. It provides an opportunity to teach or learn how to knit and a chance to socialise and is dedicated to making items for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.
Description of their artwork appearing in CirculART
Wishing Well. A collaboration project between the Cambridgeshire Men’s Shed Association and Knits of the Round Table.
What repurposed materials do they use
The base structure of the well was created by the Cambridgeshire Men’s Shed Association and consists of repurposed wood, wine pallets and a bit of copper tubing thrown in. The well base and roof has then been covered using an old pair of curtains and the knitted cover has then been sewn onto this. All the wool used was donated to the Hospice.
Why they choose to use repurposed materials
As a charity we rely on donations – including essential funds generated by our five charity shops – to fund a large proportion of our services. We are always mindful of creating as little waste as possible.