National Craft Month


March is National Craft Month, and whilst we believe that we should always be passionate about being creative and learning a new craft, perhaps now is a better time than ever.

National Craft Month was created by the Craft and Hobby Association in 1994, and aims to help people rediscover and learn about the benefits of crafting.

As a country we are moving into worrying times, and with schools and public places expected to close in the very near future due to the Coronavirus outbreak, many of us will have to self isolate in our own homes.

With self isolation comes an array of stresses, negatives and unknown times. However, we believe that it is important to keep an optimistic attitude, and find new ways to occupy our minds.

The Benefits of Learning a Craft?

  • Keeps your brain active and healthy
  • Keeps you occupied
  • Makes you feel good about yourself
  • Boosts self-esteem
  • Could reduce depression and anxiety
  • Distracts from chronic pain
  • It is relaxing
  • Enjoy the moment and now

Whatever your age, health situation or past-time preferences, learning a new craft could present plenty of benefits. Do you have young children at home? Are you spending time with your elderly parents? Are you helping the vulnerable?

By definition, a craft is ‘an activity involving skill in making things by hand.’ Here’s a couple of ideas you could try:

  • Knitting
  • Pottery
  • Paper Crafts
  • Candle Making
  • Jewellery Making
  • Decorative Arts
  • Printmaking
  • Children Toys

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have…” Maya Angelou

The Angel Gallery

Earlier this month we re-opened our doors for the spring/summer period. Therefore if you would like to find out more about our Angel Gallery, view Ann’s artwork or visit us, VISIT OUR WEBSITE to find out more.

Happy Crafting!


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