Our craft club of the month in Myan­mar show off their lat­est group makes

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We’re al­ways en­cour­ag­ing read­ers to start clubs on this page and Arida Per­mata was in­spired to do just that – in Yan­gon, Myan­mar – for­merly Burma. “A lot of ex­pat mums who joined their hus­bands liv­ing in Yan­gon didn’t have many ac­tiv­i­ties be­sides house­hold chores,” Arida tells us. “I’m new to card mak­ing, but en­joy­ing it. My friends asked me how to make some of the cards I cre­ated, so in March I gath­ered my friends and started a craft club, partly in­spired by Pa­per­craft Crafty Clubs.”

The group started with four mem­bers, craft­ing to­gether once a month and shar­ing tools, stickers and sup­plies that can be hard to get hold of in Yan­gon. There are now 14 mem­bers with about ten at each meet­ing.

“One mem­ber, Cather­ine, sug­gested that the meet­ings should be twice a month, be­cause she felt she had to wait too long for the next one – to my sur­prise, ev­ery­body in the club agreed! We can’t wait un­til the next get-to­gether and this club is mak­ing us closer friends. We’d love to wel­come new mem­bers who have moved to Yan­gon and are pas­sion­ate about craft or want to learn a new hobby and have fun to­gether.”

The group meets at least once a month at mem­bers’ homes, ar­ranged via What­sApp. To find out more about join­ing email cher­ry­mata@ya­

The craft group found flo­ral in­spi­ra­tion for their ex­plod­ing box cards!

Arida and all her crafty card mak­ing friends in

Yan­gon, Myan­mar!

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