In a departure from our busy schedule of meetings and serious work members of People First Merseyside have been working with Mobile Craft4U to do some different craft activities. we are 3 weeks into our 6 weeks of sessions and so far we have had the chance to do some amazing things.
We did paper folding and everyone got the chance to make a note pad that they could keep for themselves or give away as gifts. At first people thought they couldn’t do it but after listening carefully to the instructions and being shown by Kate and Sulay everyone managed to complete at least one note pad.
Our second session we made cards using doodle art at first sight this looked quite complicated and something people would struggle to do but again thanks to Kate and Sulay who showed us what to do our finished products were very beautiful and people were really impressed with the finished cards
In week 3 we got to have a go at silk painting. This is the first week we had used paint and that made some of us very nervous as it looked like very delicate work. with a little bit of concentration and a steady hand again everyone managed to produce some amazing work.
We are excited about what the next weeks sessions are going to be.
We asked people what they thought of the craft sessions and this I what they said.
“Art for me is not my thing but giving it a go and getting the hang of it I am beginning to enjoy it.”
“I love craft it’s very relaxing a therapeutic. sometimes we don’t realise what skills we have.”
“It’s cool and exciting because we don’t know what we are going to get the chance to do until we get here.”
“It is quite awesome some of the things I thought I couldn’t do and I realised I could, I am experiencing new things.”
“It’s a good experience as I am developing my skills, it helps me to be calm and relax and learn patience which I can use in my day to day life.”
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