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Prema is a family friendly Arts Centre, promoting performance, live music and art exhibitions as well as accessible workshops, classes and creative experiences for kids and adults.

Prema, near Dursley in the Stroud valleys, offers an affordable day out for all folk in the South West.

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January

Mon
22 Jan -
19 Mar
6:45pm - 8pm

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Deep Slow Flow Yoga

£58/£55(c) • Friends £56/£53(c)

Laurence Elliott from Yogasara returns with Deep Slow Flow - a fun and easy-going yoga class which is ideal for beginners and perfect for those who want to continue exploring and understanding the basic principles of yoga.

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Tue
23 Jan -
6 Mar
4:30pm - 6pm

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Creative Factory

£54 • Friends £52

Our Creative Factory is the perfect course to fuel your child’s imagination and help them build a portfolio of innovative and creative skills with the guidance of inventive illustrator Imogen Harvey-Lewis. This six-week course gives you a whole host of creative tools that last a lifetime. Each week offers a variety of drawing, designing and making experiments that can be stashed away in your artistic toolkit to use time and time again. For ages 7-10

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Tue
23 Jan -
20 Mar
6:30pm - 7:30pm

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Adult Ballet

£58/£55(c) • Friends £56/£53(c)

Acclaimed and inspiring dancer Marie-Louise Flexen invites you to join her at the barre to explore the various techniques, exercises and choreography of ballet for adults. This eight-week course is perfect for those who already have some ballet experience and is suitable for both male and female intermediate dancers.

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Tue
23 Jan -
20 Mar
7pm - 9pm

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Tuesday Potting Shed

£89/£86(c) • Friends £87/£84(c)

Our Tuesday Potting Shed is a great little course that will have you throwing on the wheel, hand-building, carving as well as experimenting with all manner of decorations and glazes.

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Tue
23 Jan -
20 Mar
7:45pm - 8:45pm

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Contemporary Dance

£58/£55(c) • Friends £56/£53(c)

Dance artist Marie-Louise Flexen leads our contemporary class which gives you the opportunity to explore physical language as a form of expression. Our eight-week course contains sequential choreography from Marie-Lou for technique and structure but there’s also plenty of scope for improvisation.

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Thu
25 Jan -
22 Mar
10:30am - 11:30am

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Classical Pilates

£58/£55(c) • Friends £56/£53(c)

Practitioner Lizzie Quaile introduces you to Pilates - a practice of contained and simple exercises which fortify the body in an even and safe way, with particular emphasis on posture, balance, strength and flexibility, to improve general fitness and well-being.

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Thu
25 Jan -
8 Mar
3:45pm - 4:30pm

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Creative Ballet

£50 • Friends £48

Working with dazzlingly talented dance artist Keziah Benbow we’ll be exploring a range of dance exercises to improve co-ordination, flexibility and musicality; moving on to embed your newly-honed ballet technique into fantastic choreographed routines. This class is suitable for ages 6-10 and we warmly welcome all genders, shapes and sizes.

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Thu
25 Jan -
8 Mar
4:45pm - 5:30pm

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Kids Contemporary Dance

£50 • Friends £48

Inspirational dancer and movement leader Keziah Benbow leads our awesome contemporary course - an enjoyable and super-friendly class which aims to improve confidence, actively encouraging choreographic inventiveness and incorporating a variety of dance styles from a range of disciplines from world to folk to street. Using a fresh, ambient soundtrack, our kids’ contemporary dance is the perfect partner to Creative Ballet (giving you a full afternoon of great dance) but works well as a stand-alone course for those who like their dance just a shade more improvised. For ages 6-10

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Thu
25 Jan -
22 Mar
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Beginners Ballet fitness strength fun

Beginners' Adult Ballet

£58/£55(c) • Friends £56/£53(c)

Back by popular demand, our brilliant, inspiring dance artist Keziah Benbow returns to the studio to help develop your strength, agility and understanding and application of ballet. This popular class is an absolute delight, focusing on routines, plenty of dance practice, exercise and heaps of fun into the bargain!

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Thu
25 Jan -
22 Mar
7pm - 9pm

pottery throwing clay glaze handmade

Thursday Potting Shed

£89/£86(c) • Friends £87/£84(c)

Our Thursday Potting Shed is a great little course that will have you throwing on the wheel, hand-building, carving as well as experimenting with all manner of decorations and glazes.

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Sat 27
10am - 4pm

watercolour painting picture hobby fun

Welcome to Watercolour

£56/£53(c) • Friends £54/£51(c)

We’re super-delighted to announce the return of watercolour expert and inspiring workshop leader Susanna Bailey who will guide you through all the steps of watercolour.

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Mon
29 Jan -
26 Mar
10am - 11am

dance fitness accessible drop-in

Nia Dance

On door £7

The Nia technique offers a hugely enjoyable way to gain total body fitness through expressive dance fused with the power of martial arts. Nia’s stimulating choreography is adaptable to all – men, women, all ages, abilities and fitness levels.

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Tue
30 Jan -
27 Mar
10am - 11am

dance fitness drop-in accessible

Nia Dance

On door £7

Usually done barefoot and wearing loose, comfortable clothing, Nia offers a fun, friendly and creative pathway to improved health and general well being. For further information don’t hesitate to contact teacher Geri Timmins directly on 01453 844766.

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Wed 31
10:30am - 12pm

crochet yarn wool fun

Crochet in the Cafe

Free entry

Dazzlingly exuberant resident textiles artist Emma Leith began crochet café earlier last year and has already helped to build an industrious and fun-loving community of wool-mad crafters through her fabulous crochet sessions.

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Wed
31 Jan -
14 Mar
7pm - 9pm

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Life Drawing

£72/£69(c) • Friends £70/£67(c)

Our life drawing course is structured to help develop your observational skills, improve your sense of proportion and scale and most importantly, to enjoy an evening drawing. Join artist Paul Fowler as he introduces you to a variety of drawing exercises using a range of creative materials.

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February

Sat 3
10am - 2pm

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Mosaic Hearts

£42/£39(c) • Friends £38/£35(c)

Join our smashing resident artist Emma Leith to learn how to make optimum use of any broken crockery you may have stashed away to create your own unique mosaic heart.

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Wed 7
10:30am - 11:30am

sketch draw project pencil

Sketch Cafe

Free entry

Run by Prema resident artist and seasoned sketcher Eve Coy, our monthly sessions are just the thing for those keen to explore and discover different methods of sketching.

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Sat 10
10am - 4pm

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Figurative Illustration

£39/£36(c) • Friends £37/£34(c)

Immerse yourself in the world of figurative illustration with fashion designer and artist Alex Wynn. Enjoy this brilliant day interpreting the clothed human form using a variety of different media. Today’s workshop gives you the opportunity to explore a range of drawing techniques using gorgeous fashion designs and mannequins for your subject.

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Sun 11
2pm - 5pm

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Wholehearted Yoga

£22/£19(c) • Friends £20/£17(c)

An afternoon of mindful movement, exploring simple yoga asana (poses) that create ease and space in the body. Wholeheartedly experience the present moment through the connection of body, breath and intention to find the stillness within. Suitable for all - absolutely no experience necessary. Bring along an exercise mat if you have one and dress for comfort (a t-shirt and trackie bottoms or leggings is ideal).

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Wed 14
10am - 1pm

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Big Beat

£20 • Friends £18

An awesome holiday workshop with drummer Phil Jones from Inspired Drums ricochets its way into our half-term line-up. Today’s workshop is just the ticket for any young person who is passionate about the beat, who has a strong sense of rhythm and a love of music. Learn how to set-up a drum-kit and have a bash at using a whole host of different percussion instruments. Suitable for ages 8+

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Sat 17
10am - 1pm

family minature world dream fun

My World in Miniature

£30 • Friends £28

Have you ever imagined your family living on the moon or deep in the jungle? Today’s workshop with hugely inventive resident artist Hannah Dyson offers you and your family the chance to construct and build your own miniature world in 3D to take home. Prepare to work creatively as a team using a range of techniques from paper cutting and collage to the more traditional pen and ink in order to create brilliant, fantastical characters.

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Sat 17
7:30pm

bluegrass jazz folk live music roots

Stillhouse

£12/£9(c) • Friends £10/£8(c) • On the day £15

Stillhouse is a mandolin, guitar, double bass and vocal trio ensemble, presenting original songs and progressive acoustic music with its roots in bluegrass and contemporary folk. The trio has created a captivating and complex sound characterised by melodic original songs alongside soaring mandolin, guitar and bass-led instrumental pieces with roots in bluegrass, old time and folk melodies.

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Sun 18
11am

family show spellbinding visual theatre age 3+

Lyngo Theatre in Tom Thumb

£10/£7(c) • Friends £8/£6(c) • Family £25/ • Friends £24 • On the day £15

One night tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking - there's nothing left to eat so they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest! Zoinks! Outwitting his parents and the ogre Tom shows everybody that even though he’s small he is still mighty and right now his job is to protect his brothers, find the treasure and make sure they'll never go hungry again. Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table this wee wonder of a show is full of Lyngo magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest.

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Mon
19 Feb -
12 Mar
6:30pm - 9pm

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Loom Weaving

£89/£86(c) • Friends £87/£84(c)

Learn how to weave using a simple loom consisting of a 4” rigid heddle and back-strap. Rebecca guides you through various weave techniques to develop a host of samples.

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Sat 24
10am - 2pm

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Absolute Beginners' Knitting

£36/£33(c) • Friends £34/£31(c)

Welcome to the wonderfully yarny world of knitting. Today’s workshop is for total, absolute beginners and is led by textiles artist and passionate knitter Katy Bevan. You’ll start with the basics and work at your own speed to learn how to cast-on, knit and purl stitches as well as the basic increases and decreases.

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Tue 27
7pm - 9pm

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Chutney - A Bit On the Side

£28 • Friends £26

Join the lovely people from award-winning Kitchen Garden Foods who will be bringing all the gubbins, know-how and fizzing enthusiasm to help you create your own Old Spot Real Ale Chutney.

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Wed 28
10:30am - 12pm

crochet yearn wool fun

Crochet in the Cafe

Free entry

Dazzlingly exuberant resident textiles artist Emma Leith began crochet café earlier last year and has already helped to build an industrious and fun-loving community of wool-mad crafters through her fabulous crochet sessions.

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March

6 Mar -
14 Apr

portrait painterly colour bold marks fresh

Greg Harris

Free entry

In his paintings, Harris invites the spectator to reconnect with the familiar by bringing together both a literal and non-literal interpretation of the people he depicts and environment around them. Greg achieves this through the use of carefully-considered colour combinations and his characteristic painterly style.

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6 Mar -
14 Apr

monochrome illustrations atmospheric dramatic

Pam Smy

Free entry

Fuelled by a love of literature (for all ages) and an over-enthusiasm for ghost stories and period and crime dramas, Pam produces work with an atmosphere of romance and mystery for publishers. Her first illustrated novel, Thornhill, was published in 2017.

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6 Mar -
14 Apr

ceramic watercolour botanics architecture porcelain

Martha Opher

Free entry

Young artist Martha Opher's passion for painting has inspired her to create a range of ceramic enamel transfers, allowing her to create multiples and ranges within her work. In addition to the transfer decoration, her porcelain thrown pots are washed with oxides painted directly onto un-fired ceramic.

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Wed 7
10:30am - 11:30am

sketch draw project pencil

Sketch Cafe

Free entry

Run by Prema resident artist and seasoned sketcher Eve Coy, our monthly sessions are just the thing for those keen to explore and discover different methods of sketching.

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Fri 9
7pm

science space the universe everything

Third Angel presents 600 People

£7/£5(c) • Friends £6/£4(c) • Family £15/ • Friends £12 • On the day £15

Here’s a theatre show which asks if it really is possible that extra terrestrials exist in our galaxy. A show that asks what it means to be human. We said they were big ideas… Tonight’s show is perfect for boffins, scientists, pub quizzers, those who are quizzical and the rest of us who are consumed with existential questions.

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Sat 10
10am - 1pm

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Fabulous Crochet Flowers

£34/£31(c) • Friends £32/£29(c)

So you’ve mastered the basics of treble crochet stitch and are already confident in making a granny square – it sounds like you’re ready to hook your way into the herbaceous border of crochet flowers with our effervescent resident artist Emma Leith for inspiration.

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Sat 10
10am - 4pm

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Print and Make Your Own Lampshade

£56/£53(c) • Friends £54/£51(c)

Light up those dusky spring evenings by printing and constructing your own bespoke lampshade with textiles artist Lizzie Mabley.earn how to make your own lino printing block with plenty of guidance and support from Lizzie before moving on to printing a small length of fabric from which you will construct your 30cm drum lampshade.

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Sat 10
7:30pm

klezmer fresh acoustic roots fusion

Tantz

£14/£11(c) • Friends £12/£9(c) • On the day £18

Klezmer is the traditional Jewish music of Eastern Europe, sometimes ecstatic, sometimes heart-wrenching, always captivating. Klezmer portrays the pain, joy and isolation of a nomadic people, telling the centuries-old story of the Jews of Eastern Europe through music. Tantz consists of 6 musicians: clarinet, violin, acoustic guitar, bass, percussion and drums. Their sound is hailed as a "frenzied hyper klezmer”, fusing many genres and styles alongside the more traditional Jewish sound

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Fri 16
7:30pm

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An evening with Hazel O'Connor

£15/£12(c) • Friends £13/£10(c) • On the day £20

A very special evening with award-winning singer songwriter Hazel O’Connor, joined here Clare Hirst on sax and Sarah Fisher on keyboards. The superb blend of the three voices twinned with their stunning musicianship brings a touch of sheer class to tonight’s vibrant performance.

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Sat 17
9:30am - 12pm

cartoon comic fun design

Cartoons and Comics

£16 • Friends £14

Kev F Sutherland, cartoon wizard and master of the comic strip, is back with us to help you learn how to draw, design and conceive the most amazing caricatures and comic strips. With Kev’s energy, passion, enthusiasm and talent as inspiration, you’ll quickly pick-up everything that you need to know about designing comics.

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Sat 17
10am - 2pm

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So You Want to be a Fashion Designer

£25 • Friends £23

This workshop is perfect for any young wannabe fashionistas out there. Join designer Alex Wynn for a whistle-stop tour of fashion design. If colour palettes, fabrics, trims and this season’s must-haves are your thing and you’ve often dreamed of putting together your own catwalk collection then today is the biz! You’ll be researching, delving into design and losing yourself in mood boards and mixed media. For ages 11-15

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Sat 17
1pm - 3:30pm

cartoon comic fun design

Cartoons and Comics

£16 • Friends £14

Kev F Sutherland, cartoon wizard and master of the comic strip, is back with us to help you learn how to draw, design and conceive the most amazing caricatures and comic strips. With Kev’s energy, passion, enthusiasm and talent as inspiration, you’ll quickly pick-up everything that you need to know about designing comics.

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Sat 24
10am - 1pm

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Modern Calligraphy

£34/£31(c) • Friends £32/£29(c)

Have you often fancied having dandier handwriting? During the session, you’ll be learning all the key modern calligraphy basics. Discover how to use the essential tools, mark making drills and alphabet practices before moving on to full words.

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Sat 24
10am

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Touched Theatre in Twinkle Twinkle - 10am show

£10/£7(c) • Friends £8/£6(c) • Family £25/ • Friends £24 • On the day £15

There are melodies that live in all of us. No one knows that more than Marty the puppy, whose songs and playtime with his Dad are the best part of his day. But sometimes, you have to learn how to find the music inside yourself. Twinkle Twinkle is a beautiful adventure in music and light that features high quality puppetry, magical interaction and a gorgeous original score with live music-making for everyone. This original tale of love, loss and light has been especially made for audiences aged 1-3 and its rich, near-wordless storytelling entrances toddlers and parents alike

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Sat 24
11:30am

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Touched Theatre in Twinkle Twinkle - 11.30am show

£10/£7(c) • Friends £8/£6(c) • Family £25/ • Friends £24 • On the day £15

There are melodies that live in all of us. No one knows that more than Marty the puppy, whose songs and playtime with his Dad are the best part of his day. But sometimes, you have to learn how to find the music inside yourself. Twinkle Twinkle is a beautiful adventure in music and light that features high quality puppetry, magical interaction and a gorgeous original score with live music-making for everyone. This original tale of love, loss and light has been especially made for audiences aged 1-3 and its rich, near-wordless storytelling entrances toddlers and parents alike.

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Sat 24
1:30pm

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Touched Theatre in Twinkle Twinkle - 1.30pm show

£10/£7(c) • Friends £8/£6(c) • Family £25/ • Friends £24 • On the day £15

There are melodies that live in all of us. No one knows that more than Marty the puppy, whose songs and playtime with his Dad are the best part of his day. But sometimes, you have to learn how to find the music inside yourself. Twinkle Twinkle is a beautiful adventure in music and light that features high quality puppetry, magical interaction and a gorgeous original score with live music-making for everyone. This original tale of love, loss and light has been especially made for audiences aged 1-3 and its rich, near-wordless storytelling entrances toddlers and parents alike.

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Sun 25
9am - 5pm

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Bold, Gestural Portrait Painting with Oils

£74/£71(c) • Friends £70/£67(c)

Join us for a hugely enjoyable Sunday of portrait painting with gestural, loose brushworks, gaining a deeper understanding of using bold colour groupings and making confident, expressive marks. Bring along a handful of useful photos to work from and Greg will help you to grid-up a photo and work with oil paints to create five smaller canvas boards of theatrical portraits.

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Tue 27
7pm - 9:30pm

spices indian delicious cookery

Spice Up Your Life

£32 • Friends £30

Explore how to introduce warm aromatics and deep flavours to your dishes whilst gaining a more seasoned insight into the processes of Indian cookery to create a dish to take home and share.

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Wed 28
10:30am - 12pm

crochet wool yarn fun

Crochet in the Cafe

Free entry

Dazzlingly exuberant resident textiles artist Emma Leith began crochet café earlier last year and has already helped to build an industrious and fun-loving community of wool-mad crafters through her fabulous crochet sessions.

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