A mammoth team effort 20 years ago saw Tamworth's crafters get their 'forever home'.
Celebrating that memorable milestone, Craft Shed members gathered to remember two decades in the Peel Street centre on Tuesday.
President Penny Kasteel said it was "rather wonderful", seeing so may come together, while social distancing, over morning tea.
"It's a great way to celebrate and remember the great people who set it up originally," she explained.
Special guests included mayor Col Murray and MP Barnaby Joyce, sharing the special cake with the members.
Ms Kasteel tells how 35 years ago, the various craft groups were having some trouble keeping a roof over their heads.
So they decided to put those innovative heads together for a solution.
"After much fundraising we were getting quite a kitty together, then the GST was announced, which spurred up on as we realised the implications," she said.
When this building came up for sale we knew we had found our dream.Penny Kasteel
"When this building came up for sale we knew we had found our dream."
Money was raised with the help of a clearing sale, where Ms Kasteel says she'd never seen so much money exchanged for tins of rusty bolts.
By June 30, 2020, the money was handed over and contracts signed, and they got their "forever home."
Dorothy Wasson can still feel the excitement at the memory, laughingly remembering bringing looms to the shed in her horse truck.
"I say this place is almost like the Tamworth Lonely Hearts Club," she jokes.
It's such a great support system, with people of the same ilk. You can't beat it.Dorothy Wasson
"It's such a great support system, with people of the same ilk. You can't beat it."
Vice president Claire Hordern, one of their 'new treasures', says after joining the club after moving to Tamworth, there's no doubt why it's become such a home.
"I feel quite proud to be here celebrating, especially with some of the members that have given so much to making this the place it is today," she explained.
"It's not just craft; It's a safe environment where you can open up or stay quiet, have a chat, learn something new, bounce ideas of everyone, just be connected in craft."
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Those original wood turning groups, art and crafters, spinners and weavers and lapidary groups were soon joined by blacksmiths, pottery and bonsai groups, making the shed a one-stop-shop for everything creative.
"We are now looking to the future with hope and excitement," Ms Kasteel said.
Their next market, the first after lockdowns began, will be held on Saturday July 4.