‘Bee Well Crafternoons’ uses textile crafts to improve mental well-being

New dates have been announced for Bee Well Crafternoons classes

Submitted by Stitched Up

Sustainable fashion nonprofit Stitched Up has announced new dates for its popular Bee Well Crafternoons classes, thanks to support from the Manchester Wellbeing Fund.

The 10-week participant-led course is aimed at adults dealing with mental health issues and emphasizes creativity and ingenuity with textiles.

During the course, groups will work on a range of crafts such as; fabric printing, appliques, learning how to use sewing machines, making doll clothes, patchwork, recycling clothes, visible mending and more.

Sarah Revington, co-director of Stitched Up and one of the course facilitators said, “I really enjoy leading the Bee Well Crafternoons course – it’s great to see our participants relax and gain confidence with each session.

“It’s always especially rewarding when the group really bond and continue to support each other in their communities after the course is over.”

New dates have been announced for Bee Well Crafternoons classes

A former course participant said, “I enjoyed the course so much and it really helped my mental well-being. Learning to knit has really given me a renewed love for crafting and I feel more positive and inspired than I have in years.

“It helped me disconnect and gave me a hobby/something to do outside of parenting. Thank you so much!”

Classes will take place in two different locations; Gorton Monastery (Thursdays, from March 3) and Chorlton Scouts Hut (Wednesdays, from March 2).

Sessions run from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for 10 weeks.

More information about the course can be found here.

Participation in the course is free, but places are limited. Participants must therefore register by contacting Stitched Up.

To enter, please contact Sarah from Stitched Up by email or phone 0161 881 7141.

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