It won’t surprise you to hear….
that I found doing a variety of crafts and making as therapeutic and supportive.
I found it a distraction, something utterly absorbing, I found being part of a group who often you could speak openly with as a wonderful break from some very difficult things for me.
I usually did half day or day long workshops (sometimes quite challenging) as a way of getting away from home, a way of producing something to take home and be proud of, I usually chose something I could wear or use such as jewellery, hats, bags, coasters etc. It was a great way to improve my self-esteem and a great way of meeting people, some of whom I have kept in contact with.
Craft Workshops were very much a way of taking care of myself and I loved them.
Of course people take part in arts and crafts for very different reasons, a circle of people or working alone, it’s a personal choice.
It seemed natural to me to move from my wellbeing evenings to a craft evening, and it’s lovely that some of the people/businesses that I went along to their workshops or who made things for me and my children are joining us at the event.
They are lovely, relaxing evenings, you feel like you are getting away from it all for a couple of hours, meeting friendly, helpful people and it’s not just about looking at products and finding out more about the maker and how items are made, you can also have a go at making and creating.
So far we have the following:
Glass crafts with Naomi Whitaker, Naomi’s Glass
Soy Wax Candles & Melts with Wendy at PQ Soy Wax Candles
Crochet crafting and soft furnishings with Nicola – Three Bears Crafts
Soft furnishings with Eleanor at Elly Jules
Jewellery with Helen at Silver & Stone
Create bead and silver jewellery with Helen, Silver & Stone
Create Bath Bombs and DIY beauty products with Juliet, Choice Oils
Writing for Fun with Claire Davies, Greedy Wordsmith
We have a couple more to add, I’m just waiting for confirmation, so it’s coming along nicely.
Tickets are £15 and include a hot drink and biscuits or you can upgrade to a £25 ticket and have Prosecco and canapes.
We would love to welcome you to this event.
Bye for now
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