I went back to sewing in 2010 soon after the birth of my eldest to help me through Post Natal Depression and I found the joy of creating really did help me through those difficult years.
After then leaving my job of Personnel Manager in Tesco in 2013 to focus on my family needs as wells my own, I remembered that the most enjoyable part of my previous job, was teaching at workshops and seeing the joy and confidence in the students grow.
So with that in mind I started teaching at The Little Kraft Shed in Cumbria and I saw, and felt first hand, the same Joy and confidence grow in the people that attended the Bag Making Classes.
So as the world enters this time of uncertainty and social distancing I wanted, but also needed to, keep the social aspect of the workshops going.
So with the tremendous support from the Mother and Daughter team at The Little Kraft Shed Hayley and Kay, we filmed our first videos upstairs in the attic storage room part of the shop and released them onto a private facebook page. This was primarily for the people that were originally booked onto the actual workshop at the Shop.
I was extremely nervous as I really am uncomfortable on Video Live Chats as well as on pre recorded videos .. but then again who isn’t!
To my surprise I actual enjoyed it and what was even better, so did the ladies that attended. It really did feel like a community coming together to help distract us from these difficult times to be creative, Sewing really is therapy for the soul.
So what Next ?
I’ll be setting up a You Tube Channel to realise future sewing tutorials as well as releasing more Virtual Sew Alongs with The Little Kraft Shed. Our Next one is going to be be The Retreat Bag Sew along starting on Tuesday 7th April, on which you can sign up to via our newsletter.