So over the summer, my friend Sophi invited me to an event she had organised in aid of the charity Mind (the mental health charity).
I eagerly signed up as I'm always happy to spend an afternoon sewing! So the actual Crafternoon event eventually rolled around last Sunday, and I headed there armed with my bag of cross-stitch and crochet. I didn't quite know what to expect - whether I just craft, or whether I have to teach to craft and so on.
I ended up teaching/guiding a fellow Crafternoon-er with a crochet pattern she was following. Even though I'm a teacher, I find it hard to teach crafts, so I was pleased we managed to muddle through it! She then got me knitting; this is one of the crafts I cannot do. I can't seem to make it sink into my head, or work with two needles! By the end of the 3 hours, I had done about 2 rows of knitting and 2 rows of pearling. I'm going to try again soon, to see if I can do it with no help on hand!
Some of the other crafty things we had going were:
- Paper folding (like weaving)
- Card making
- Felt ornaments
- Whittling (a spoon got made)
It was amazing to see so many different crafts, and so many people that really enjoy them! And I felt so good for spending an afternoon crafting - it really is good for the mind!
And to top it all off, we raised £160 for MIND - not bad work for spending an afternoon crafting!