So many items of daily life are dependant on oil for production and transportation. Yet in living memory, many items were made from natural and locally sourced materials, and patched or repaired rather than thrown away when starting to look shabby. We need to regain the skills, and re-engage with using local raw materials that can be sourced in a sustainable way, and avoid buying stuff that is designed to break almost as soon as we’ve bought it.
Craft – notes by Sue
We discussed how many people are becoming interested in craft as a way of saving money & spending time productively. We felt this would be a good way of bringing people into transition; inviting others to join us and chatting informally.
Jacki has expressed an interest in forming a Mors Pod leading up to Christmas. See http://www.morsbags.com/ Sue would like to form a knitting group. People in the Poole group already have skills in sewing, knitting, felting, patchwork, jewellery etc.
We thought small informal groups could start meeting together and working on particular crafts, with the aim of joining together, having open meetings 2 or 3 times a year and sharing skills.
We plan to start with two groups; Mors Pod and Knitting group.