Craft to Relax - Clare Jarvest

Craft to Relax

Crafting can help ease stress, increase happiness and improve your health by engaging in pursuits that offer reflective time,
creativity and moments of quiet.
In this sense, crafting has a lot in common with mindfulness and meditation, and can have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing.
However many of us don't find the time for this in our busy lives or simply don't know where to start.
I love crafting and have been practising it for many years now, from making my own clothes to bespoke, personalised gifts that I sell at craft fairs.
So come and join me and let’s sew, embroider, decorate and create!


About Clare

I have always been a crafty one, happy cutting and sticking, colouring and sewing.
When my health started to deteriorate five years ago, I turned to crafting to distract myself from the pain and to help me adjust to my new lifestyle.
In that time my life has changed drastically - I went from working full-time in London and having an active social life to be unemployed, disabled and feeling completely lost and useless.
But “Every cloud has a silver lining” and - with the support of my husband, family and a few close friends - I now have the opportunity to do what I really love.
I am in the process of setting up a company to sell gifts and products I have made.
I’m also planning to run art and craft sessions and one-to-one workshops for those who are unable to attend formal-style classes.