This week has been nominated as Mental Health Week and you can read the details here: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week
The Mental Health Foundation are committed to supporting people with mental health issues and their key message is that, as with all health related issues, prevention is better than cure. We find here at The Old School that one of the best ways to destress and give yourself mental space from the fast-pace that we seem to live our lives, it to engage in crafting. The art of creating something new and useful with your own hands and minimal use of mechanisation is something which naturally slows you down and focuses your mind on one single thing. Whether it is sewing together the pages of a book, slowing building a scarf on the loom or crocheting a blanket, the natural motion of the task does wonders for your emotional and mental well-being.
As we can finally start to see a way out of the COVID lockdowns I think we are all realising the stresses and strains that we have been under for the past year and possibly only now can we give ourselves the time and space to start to consider our own mental well-being. Why not book onto one of our courses where you can spend a day, or just half a day, with fellow crafters in the quiet and peaceful surroundings of The Old School. It will be an investment in yourself which will certainly be worth it!
New courses available
We are thrilled to have teamed up with Eve Marshall, local artisan felter, (https://evemarshall.co.uk/) to put on two half day courses which you can find in our shop. Eve has many years experience creating works of art and she will take you through the basics of wet felting in the morning and twin needle felting in the afternoon.