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Exploring Wellbeing Through Making

London Craft Weekend 8th - 12th May

Craft Central hosts Damage and Repair, a talk by Celia Pym, Woman’s Hour Craft prize finalist, followed by a community stitching event with Stitch-School which runs throughout the week. Additional workshops, demonstrations and talks on wellbeing in craftsmanship also feature.

‘Exploring Wellbeing Through Making’ is this year's theme for a programme of talks, workshops, demonstrations and exhibited work at Craft Central during London Craft Week.

Be inspired by Celia Pym, Woman's Hour Craft Prize finalist, as she discusses her visible mending of textiles as an art and her residency at King’s College London in the opening night talk, Damage and Repair.

Feed your creativity and wellbeing whilst learning embroidery with Stitch School, experts in creating community-based embroideries. Drop-in sessions to help make a specially commissioned ‘Supper Cloth’ are running throughout the week.

See how jeweller Jane Sedgwick makes her bold, playful wooden jewellery as she demonstrates the traditional woodworking techniques used in her practice. Jane manages a small woodland which provides a sustainable source of sycamore for her work.

Learn from Asha Buch’s talk on Wellbeing through Ethical Practice in Textiles, a short history of the Gandhian approach to handcrafts, local and sustainable practices from India.

For details of Craft Central’s full London Craft Week programme and booking information, please visit craftcentral.org.uk and to book events here

For an interesting read on the calming effects of embroidery read this Guardian article

Calming effects with sewing

melanie bowles