All posts by Stephen Hanley

We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

Yeast Scrapstore Manager
£12,480 per annum
20 hours a week over 5 days
This post is for an initial 6 months and will continue subject to further funding

We are a small but growing charity that uses recycled resources to provide affordable and accessible craft opportunities to the local community. Over the last five years we have grown steadily into a sustainable project with an optimistic future.

We are looking for a dynamic, passionate and skilled part-time manager to work with the existing team to help us continue to develop, whilst maintaining the ethos of the charity that has brought us this far. You will have previous management experience and will be able to lead and develop a small team in a growing organisation.

Responsibilities will include:
• Working alongside the volunteers to fulfil the activities the charity provides
• Increasing the volunteer base
• Developing training and support for all volunteers
• Ensuring that the scrapstore is open for more hours
• Increasing the promotion of YEAST scrapstore to the wider community
• Maintaining the membership database
• Collecting or receiving and sorting the scrap
• Developing more adult and children’s activity sessions
• Advising visitors on how they might best use the resources available
• Managing the day to day finances of the charity

For a full job description please look at this PDF.

To apply please send a CV and Covering Letter, with details of two referees to:
Unit 7 Dyehouse Lane
Closing Date: 21st September 2018
Interview Date: 26th September 2018

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Clay Workshop For Kids

Clay Workshop For Kids

Come to the Yeast Scrapstore this half term 13th February at 10:00–12:00 to make your very own bowl out of clay, decorated with beautiful sparkly things! When you’ve mastered that you can make an animal or a monster!

£5 each child, £3.50 for siblings. Suitable for approx age 3-10. Grown ups need to stay for the session please. Booking essential.

For more info or to book please email Emma at

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Felt Lovely: Introduction To Felting Course

Course Dates:

Fridays afternoons March 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

Course Hours:

12:30 – 2:30pm

Come and join us for a four week introductory Felting course where you will gain the knowledge and experience you need to create beautiful works! No previous felting experience necessary!

The course covers all the basics of Wet and Needle Felting. Wet Felting is a very ancient craft predating most others and has been used to produce artistic items both decorative and functional throughout history. Yurts of Mongolia, gloves of Pompeii, and the bowlers and top hats of the industrial revolution were all created using various wet felting techniques. Needle Felting is a much newer craft that is becoming ever more popular among those that like to sculpt finely detailed fluffy things.

Cost for the 4-week course is £50. Materials and light refreshment included. Places are very limited, so early booking is essential. Contact us for booking forms on:



Or just drop in at the Yeast Scrapstore premises to see us.

A limited number of subsidised places may be available, please contact us to discuss.

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February Half-Term Activities 2017

If you’re looking for a fun activity for you and the kids over half term, then our popular Stay & Makes are the perfect way to spend the afternoon.

All sessions are by donation, run from 2-4pm and you are required to stay with your children for that time.

Each day has a different theme with pre designed makes for you to follow (although we won’t stop you doing your own thing).

Day                                               Theme

Tuesday, Feb 14              Valentine’s Love Bugs
Wednesday, Feb 15                        Spring Trees
Thursday, Feb 16                                  Weaving
Friday, Feb 17                                 Suncatchers

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