Charities and other organisations/companies that have links with Hulton Crafts:
Disability Action Yorkshire
Unit i4A, Hornbeam Park Oval, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8RB
Tel: 01423 855410
“Providing services that create opportunities for disabled people to live the lifestyle of their choosing”
Disability Action Yorkshire have produced a cookery book and the proceeds from the book are used to fund their services for disabled people. Permission has been given to include a small selection of their baking recipes. Alongside the recipes, alternative ingredients have been included for those with special dietary needs.
Unit 5, Red House Farm Bridge Hewick, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AY
Tel: 01765 606620
“A productive workshop where adults with learning disabilities gain confidence, skills and happiness”
Jennyruth is a skilful and talented business organisation, producing a wide range of craft products for sale.
The Starbeck Cone Exchange
East Unit, Hookstone Park, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 7DB
Tel: 07515 061721
The Cone Exchange is a community recycling project run by Mr Chris Powell, M.B.E. and sponsored by Bettys and Taylors Group of Harrogate. Recycled items are put to good use and are available for purchase at their premises. They also supply items for craft activities for children to be used in schools, play groups and churches. The Hulton Craft Kit contains some of their ex-factory stock.
Project Art Works
Arch 3, Braybrooke Terrace, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1TD
Tel: 01424 423555
“Through responsive and collaborative practice, Project Art Works conducts a wide range of visual art based projects with people who have complex and high support needs. The organisation is artist led and its programmes of work embrace and address the social, cultural and political forces that impact upon the lives of children and adults affected by neurological impairment.”
Project Art Works help in gaining confidence in art and give encouragement to explore and experience the use of colour and texture.
Mosaic Mad Romans
Aimee Harman, mosaic artist and owner of Open Art Cafe gives an insight to mosaics and their history by making school visits all over the country. Her classes are designed for all abilities and children with special educational needs.
Aimee also provides mini mosaic kits for sale.
World of Wool
Unit 8, The Old Railway Goods Yard, Scar Lane, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 4PE
Tel: 01484 846878
A family-run enterprise with an in-depth knowledge of the woollen industry. They give an individualised service, are always keen to help and have provided wool for felting used in the Craft Kit.
Thomas Plant (Birmingham) Ltd, Plumbob House, Valepits Road, Garretts Green, Birmingham, B33 0TD
Tel: 0121 604 1111
Kitchen Craft is a “well respected consumer brand for all types of kitchen products and accessories” and their Kids’ Kitchen range can be recommended for use with the recipes found in the COOKERY CRAFT section.
West Riding Ruggers
This group of talented rag rug makers continue the traditional skill of rag rug making. They meet at the Bradford Industrial Museum and the group recently celebrated 25 years of rug making.
The LightHouse Clinic
16b The Courtyard, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DR
Anele Griessel, Occupational Therapist, has recommended the Craft Kit and Craft Activity Bag, commenting that she is always looking for “creative, calming, sensory activities and the Hulton Craft bags tick all the boxes”!
Aron Gadd – Animal Portrait Artist
Tel: 01264 359054
Aron Gadd is the artist of the following attractive cartoon animal characters used on this website.
Special thanks also to Soft Options of Otley www.softoptionsotley.co.uk for helpful ideas with their beautiful designs of paper and fabric.
Finally, if you wish to support or find out more about The National Autistic Society, their telephone number is (0) 20 7833 2299 and email address is firstname.lastname@example.org