I love making things, I always have. It comes from my Grandma & my Mum, both very talented seamstress’s, knitters, growers & bakers. If I could choose again, I think I’d have followed a much more creative career path. I’m That girl who plans which wool project she’s taking on holiday before any outfit! The hubby loves it!?!?
I fill my need to create by running a weekly wool group here from home. I spend Wednesday mornings baking cakes & planning projects/making kits for the dozen or so ladies who like to come & sit, knit, natter & escape for a couple of hours. It’s relaxing, friendly & supportive, just how I dreamt it would be.
I’m also keen to make sure the art of knitting isn’t lost on future generations. It’s calming, relaxing, and keeps us centered because of its repetitive rhythmic movements, which can help prevent and manage stress, pain and depression, which in turn strengthens the body's immune system. Besides improving fine motor skills and maths, knitting improves concentration, encourages self esteem and helps creativity to bloom! So on Mondays, I go into the local primary school, where my boys & their granny went, & teach a group of girls (sadly no boys, but Im working on that!) to knit. It’s fun, rewarding & a lovely way to support the local community.
With my creative juices flowing, I decided this year I would collaborate with some local, very talented ladies & organise some residential workshops, right here in our hut. Click here to see what we’re up to. I’m very excited about it & Flossy, Marianne & Ruth are such lovely, talented ladies, & local too. It’s going to be fantastic! Crafts, flowers & coaching, coupled with a 2 night stay in our little green hut, our Makers Breaks are perfect for mums & daughters, friends, pre wedding trips or just a treat for two 💚