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Uddingston Craft Bomb was born in 2016 when two local crafters decided to make people smile with outdoor visual art installations.

This was so well received that in 2017, the event grew much bigger. Local groups and individuals from nursery age children to the elderly, worked together to create craft work that was displayed in public spaces, community venues and local businesses in and around Uddingston during the Voluntary Arts Festival.  

In addition, an extensive week-long timetable of events was run to bring people together – encouraging people to re-use, recycle and upcycle throughout.

The Craft Bomb aimed to make people smile, brighten their day (either by participating in the making of it, enjoying the finished product or both) and through the social connection that was generated by the crafty events. They connected a care home looking for dementia twiddle-muffs and the knitters who made them, hosted a book folding workshop in the library and ran an art exhibition.

Uddingston Craft Bomb has created an appetite within the community for more, and 2018 plans are now well underway.


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