We have an exciting schedule of events planned for 2014, and will continue to add more throughout the year – so check back here regularly to make sure you don’t miss out!

New Forest Rotary Horse and Cycle event

We are looking for people to join our Tools for Self Reliance team at this year’s New Forest Rotary Horse and Cycle event on Saturday 17th May. You can walk, cycle or horse ride through the beautiful New Forest, whilst supporting local charities – including us! You can see more details about the event on their website.


Annual Gathering and AGM – Saturday 17th May 2014

This event is open to everyone, although only members can vote at the AGM. You can find out more about membership here.

Further details to follow.

Open Day – Saturday 28th June 2014

Further details to follow

Netley Marsh Sales

Haberdashery Sale – Next date TBC
Tool Sale – Next date TBC

Both of these sales take place 10am – 1pm. There is free parking available, plus refreshments. All items are excess stock, not suitable for our projects in Africa and funds raised will support our work.

Craft to Craft Workshops

All workshops are £10 and materials are supplied – just bring yourself! Each class takes place from 2 – 4pm. To book onto one of the classes please call us on 02380 869697 or email

10 April – Zentangles
Create stylish black and white pen and ink designs to use on other projects. (Please bring your own zentangle pen.)

15 May – Button Jewellery
Make and takeaway a beautiful necklace using coloured buttons. Back by popular demand!

19 June – Dorset Buttons
These are embroidered around a ring in yarn or embroidery silk. They are colourful, fun to make and can decorate clothing and accessories, providing an endless variety for embellishment.

17 July – Corsages
Come and make a fabric corsage – or maybe two or three. We will have several to choose from, including no-sew chiffon flowers.

11 September – Japanese Garden Squares
A circle becomes a square — all hand stitched. One can be prepared at the session and could form the start of a larger project.

16 October – Mini Knits
Knit a small animal, flower or vegetable—to embellish or as gifts.

13 November – General Christmas Crafts and Decorations
Tree decorations, small boxes made from Christmas cards, novelty items and festive Dorset buttons.

11 December – Christmas Table Decorations

If you’re coming to any of the events at Netley Marsh, or just want to pop in, please see the map below. The office is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Postcode SO40 7GY

Lat 50º 54’ 59”
Long -1º 31’ 49”

Tel: 023 8086 9697 Fax: 023 8086 8544 Email:

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