Patchwork and Craft Group
The “Women of Normanhurst” (WON) Patchwork & Craft Group is a warm and welcoming group who meet to enjoy a cup of tea and a chat while working on various craft projects. Although we were originally known as the “Patchwork Group”, many of us enjoy a range of needlework & crafts.
We invite anyone who loves to sew or craft or would like to learn how, to join our friendly group.
We meet on the first Thursday morning of every month (February to December) from 10:00am to 12:00noon in “The House” (next door to Normanhurst Uniting Church).
And if you were looking for any more reasons to “craft” then the following article which comes from a 2019 edition of “Stitches & Craft” Magazine provides some wonderful insights.
Craft – the new Yoga.
It’s well known that our mental, physical and emotional health are connected but how can craft improve our wellbeing?
Craft can have surprising health and wellness benefits, from simple relaxation achieved by the rhythm of crochet, through to reconciliation of emotional conflicts as a result of art therapy. Crafters have reported that creative pursuits have helped in the management of addictions, to reduce anxiety and to calm negative behaviour. The rhythm of knitting and the mathematics required to keep the mind focused on the moment rather than letting anxiety take over. Repetition involved in many crafts is soothing and conducive to a state of “flow” – engagement where other worries and stresses are forgotten at least for a while. Social Wellness comes from being connected to people in your community and craft groups can provide that community as well as the friendships and shared interests that help people thrive.
[Source: Stitches & Craft, 2019 Magazine]
We look forward to welcoming you and sharing in the benefits of crafting together.