Workshops are a great way to learn a new skill, meet new friends and create that sense of achievement and satisfaction we feel when we make something with our hands. There are numerous studies linking crafting and being creative with improving our
“By doing something that feels good, we’re bathing
our brain in feel-good chemicals, and it’s helping to melt away stress”
Carla Manly, PhD.
The dopamine loop often created by social media is disrupted and transformed when people gather in a group, learn a new practical skill and make work with their hands. This can trigger a more positive dopamine release
- one linked to creativity and connecting with other people.
I have been facilitating art and craft workshops for over 15 years and have watched participants blossom time and time again as they realise that they made something they
never thought they could!
Current workshops on offer include making riff raff style bunting, hand sewn spirit dolls and a six week Sustainable Sewing course starting on the 20th of February. The six week course is jam packed with upcycling ideas and runs for six consecutive Saturdays from 9am - 12pm. If you have a venue and would like to book in a course or a one day workshop contact me to talk about all the sewing possibilities!
Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.
~James Russell Lowell