creative wellness wednesdays!

SoulCraft - WELCOME TO WEEK FOUR

Hello and welcome back to the last instalment of this creative wellness series! Don't worry if you missed the previous weeks, you can scroll down for all the videos in this series.

We're inviting you to set aside a half hour every week during July to join us for a tiny craft snack!

You can follow along with me or use the time for your own activity. Remember, the aim is to spend some time relaxing and doing something creative!

In this demonstration I will be removing my weavings from the loom and finishing. I switch between my plain weave piece and my braid weave piece to make a tiny pouch and a tiny hanging.

 

Note - I have managed to keep it to 30 minutes this time!!

 

You will need;

-your weaving(s)

-a yarn (or other large) needle

-some lengths of yarn to sew with and/or make tassels from

-a button and a smaller needle which will fit through the buttonholes

-a twig or dowel if you want to make a hanging

THANK YOU for joining us for this Creative Wellness series! See you next time! (Keep an eye on our social media pages for details of series #2 coming later in 2021)!

 

Stay well, be INSPIRED and keep on SOULCRAFTing!

SoulCraft - WELCOME TO WEEK THREE

Hello and welcome back to our creative wellness series! Don't worry if you missed weeks one & two, you can scroll down for all the videos in this series.

We're inviting you to set aside a half hour every week during July to join us for a tiny craft snack!

You can follow along with me or use the time for your own activity. Remember, the aim is to spend some time relaxing and doing something creative!

In this demonstration I will be weaving on a cardboard loom using the braid weave.

 

Note - this week's video is slightly longer at 42 minutes!!

 

You will need;

-your cardboard loom (I'm using a 3.5x5.5" loom for this video)

-a yarn (or other large) needle

-some strong cotton type thread such as embroidery floss to use for your warp thread (the vertical thread that runs up and down the loom that you weave in and out of)

-yarns to use for your weft material (this is what you weave with)

And finally, here's a link to a blog about an AMAZING weaving for therapy project! https://www.brookebender.com/blog/weaving-as-a-form-of-healing

SoulCraft - WELCOME TO WEEK TWO

Hello and welcome back to our creative wellness series! Don't worry if you missed week one, you can scroll down for all the videos in this series.

We're inviting you to set aside a half hour every week during July to join us for a tiny craft snack!

You can follow along with me or use the time for your own activity. Remember, the aim is to spend some time relaxing and doing something creative!

In this demonstration I will be weaving on a cardboard loom using the plain weaves we introduced last week.

 

Note - this week's video is slightly shorter at 35 minutes!!

 

You will need;

-your cardboard loom (I'm using a 4x6" loom for this video)

-a yarn (or other large) needle -some strong cotton type thread such as embroidery floss to use for your warp thread (the vertical thread that runs up and down the loom that you weave in and out of) -yarns to use for your weft material (this is what you weave with)

-scrap fabrics cut into strips, trims or ribbon, lace or anything else you might want to try weaving with

And finally, here's a link to a piece about HOW crafting is good for your health! https://theconversation.com/how-craft-is-good-for-our-health-98755

SoulCraft - WELCOME TO WEEK ONE

Hello and THANK YOU for joining us for some crafty time!

We're inviting you to set aside a half hour every week during July to join us for a tiny craft snack!

You can follow along with me or use the time for your own activity. Remember, the aim is to spend some time relaxing and doing something creative!

In these demonstrations I will be making a loom from cardboard and showing several different weaves. I made three looms in total for these videos.

 

Note - this first video is 45 minutes long because I wanted to show you how to make the loom and get you started with weaving in week one. Subsequent videos will be shorter!

 

You will need;

-cardboard (a leftover delivery box is perfect)

-pencil, ruler, scissors and glue

-a yarn (or other large) needle

-some strong cotton type thread such as embroidery floss to use for your warp thread (the vertical thread that runs up and down the loom that you weave in and out of)

-yarns to use for your weft material (this is what you weave with)

-scrap fabrics cut into strips, trims or ribbon, lace or anything else you might want to try weaving with

 

Technical details;

- My looms are 4x6", 3.5x5.5" and 3x4".

- On the larger two of my demo looms I have an odd number of notches and therefore warp threads and an even number on the smaller loom. For this activity it really doesn't matter if you make a loom with an odd or even number of notches or if you warp with an odd or even number of threads.

- Cut two strips of cardboard the same width as your loom to stick at each end once you've cut all your notches. These will lift the warp thread off the loom making weaving easier and create less tension on your card from the warp thread.

- For a 4x6" loom with notches, you'll need a 180" length of warp thread.

And finally, here's a link to a piece about WHY crafting is so good for you! https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/stories/4-reasons-craft-good-your-mental-health 

creative wellness workshops

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soulcraft are pleased to offer our

Creative Wellness Workshops!

 

A unique and bespoke experience for your workplace or group, we will bring a creative project which we can tailor to a theme of your choice.

 

Your participants are sure to enjoy learning a new creative skill and we also include a little extra special gift for each attendee.

Email us at tinycraftbox@gmail.com with your specification!

v. an activity

that is nourishing

to the soul

Disclaimer; Our products and services are not medical/professional mental health

therapy and not a replacement for any medical/professional mental health services. 

due to the pandemic, all in person workshops are currently on pause. Please register your interest by sending an email to tinycraftbox@gmail.com and we'll be in touch to arrange a tentative date with you.