Olympic gold medals and crafts

It’s official: knitting is good for you. Actually, knitting, sewing and quilting are all good for you. They absorb your attention and require the engagement of your hands. They de-stress you by drawing your mind away from its key preoccupations.  I have written about this before (click here to see the post). So it’s wonderful to know that British athlete Lizzy Yarnold is a knitter! … Continue reading Olympic gold medals and crafts

Short craft breaks for busy people

So, here’s the thing: I have two small businesses: the textiles one (fabric design and quilt-making) and the holiday lets one (AirBnB house). Both have been running alongside each other for three years now. During this week-end I’ve been at Ushaw College on a EU-funded ‘Boost Your Business’ course where the two business streams came together in a brand-new idea. As it happens, Ushaw College … Continue reading Short craft breaks for busy people