Launch of new craft project

Craft enthusiasts are being urged to add their skills and thoughts to a new project that will show how craft activities can improve wellbeing at Craftivists in Kings Road, St Leonards.

The #wellMAKING Craftivists Garden is asking people throughout the UK to knit, sew and crochet flowers while reflecting on the importance of wellbeing. The flowers will be gathered into a national colourful garden installation which will be unveiled at a celebratory event in January. All participants will be invited.

There will also be a virtual garden map, thanks to a phone app that will enable participants to upload photos of their work, as well as gathering data via a series of thought-provoking questions about wellbeing and how craft contributes to it. The #wellMAKING Craftivists Garden is an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project led by Falmouth University. Workshops will be facilitated by Janey Moffatt. To book a space on either the morning (10am to noon) or evening (6pm to 8pm) sessions on December 17, visit the shop at 48 Kings Road or email shop@craftivists.org.uk.