How To Buy From Our Creatives

Beads 002At Unravel and Unwind we are blessed with a wealth of experienced artists and crafters as well as a growing number of those making their first steps into creating for both hobby and sale.

Many of our volunteers and regulars create fantastic things that you could own, we sell some of these items through our workshop but many have their own websites and store-fronts; today we’re going help you find out where to buy from and support these wonderful people. Continue reading “How To Buy From Our Creatives”

Here’s what you think of us – 2016

Thank you for taking part in our recent survey (you can still take it here). We thought it would be nice to share some of the outcomes with you all.

Obviously some of the suggestions such as parking are out of our control, but we have taken on board the heating issue and are doing our very best to make it more comfortable.

It was really lovely to see such high responses to quality of service, venue and recommendations to friends & family – Thank you very much indeed.

We wish to take this opportunity to share some of the written responses with you too.

How has Unravel & Unwind CIC helped you?

  • “Learning a new technique or craft within a friendly atmosphere is always a very positive thing to do.”
  • “Gives me a reason to get out the house”
  • “Mental health has improved”
  • “Regular friendly place to socialise, making lots of fabulous people and good friends”
  • “Happy knowing your there and I can come down whenever I want to”

Other Comments

“Because I have high anxiety I find it very hard to go to new places but coming to unravel and unwind was the best thing I ever made myself do. The name itself has so many different meanings. For me it’s somewhere I can do my drawing or crafty ideas (if I can get past the chatting and drinking tea stage! haha) or just sit and chat and have a laugh. For me it’s a lovely place with such lovely people and i would so recommend others to go.”

“It’s become a huge part of my life – it’s my feel good place where I can teach and learn all whilst enjoying myself. Everyone is welcome and all needs and abilities are catered for.”

“Faye, your amazing and always on my list if need someone to talk to when down, I wouldn’t be half the person I am now if I hadn’t met you, keep going and you will always have my support!”

Thank you all for the kind words of encouragement, it really is you guys who keep me going ~ Faye

Concerns

“I think the courses were both excellent. They should be much wider publicised. I have recommended you to friends, only to be met with blank looks. They had no idea you were there!” ~ We do try hard on this and have a limited budget. However, the volunteer team should all be sharing events more widely on social media, which should make a difference.

“It would be a concern to me if U&U was not there as it does so much for the community, and thank you for my bear” ~ We are always on the lookout for extra funding sources to help keep U&U CIC going.

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Getting Crafty For Beginners

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For some people, getting into arts and crafts can seem a bit of daunting prospect; material cost, learning the basic skills to create the various things buzzing around in your head and figuring out exactly what you’d like to try first can all appear to be insurmountable barriers.

Trust me though, they aren’t.

If you’re looking to learn some new skills, or just polish up some rusty ones, I have some good news for you. Continue reading “Getting Crafty For Beginners”

The Future is NOW!!!

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Last week we held a social evening for our volunteers to help us shape Unravel & Unwind CIC for the future. One of the questions we asked was “What would you like to see in the future?” and we wanted to share the results with you all (also it’s a way we can refer back to the ideas later on). Continue reading “The Future is NOW!!!”

Upcycled Memory Shirt tutorial

 

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How to make a shirt into a cushion cover

This will be my first tutorial, so do please bear with me. I was asked last week if I could turn some shirts into cushion covers. Of course I said yes, it can’t be hard to do. Then I was asked to ensure that the shirts stay intact. Continue reading “Upcycled Memory Shirt tutorial”

Being creative really is good for you…

Learn as we go... Felting
Learn as we go… Felting

This weekend we were joined by Bobbie who is taking part in the 100 Job Challenge. Bobbie has an unusual migraine disorder that meant that for a long time she was unable to work. When she felt ready to rejoin the employment world, like many she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do that would work well with her illness. So she set about the challenge of trying 100 different jobs while raising awareness of MVBD (Migraine variant balance disorder) and funds for 2 charities, The Mediatation Trust and K.O.R.E Therapy. Both organisations have been at the forefront of Bobbie’s road to recovery.

Our November Learn as we go… Felting group was Job #26 for Bobbie and to say she had a great day with us would be an underestimation. Just read what she had to say about working at Unravel & Unwind CIC here and you will understand what I mean by saying Creativity really is good for you. Don’t just take my word for it, read Bobbie’s words.

If Bobbie has inspired you to come along and take part then do please feel free to “drop in” or try out any of our workshops. If Felting is something you would like to try, then our next session is on 13th December, but please do ensure you book up first as it does fill up fairly quickly.

Opening Hours
Opening Hours

For more details of workshops visit unravelandunwind and for regular social media updates go to our Facebook page or join our mailing list.

Have a lovely and creative week ~ Faye

Pros And Cons Of Polymer Clay

Cute Polymer Clay Dragons

Clay sculpting can be a little intimidating for some to dive into, cost, skill and upkeep can all seem prohibitive for those looking to take their first steps in this field.
read on…

Attack of the Minions

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Some of you may not know this, but Minions are kind of a big deal around here. Not only does (almost) everyone love the little yellow creatures but one of the earliest crochet projects attempted by Faye was the Minion hat above.

I however may have started taking things a little too far.
Continue reading “Attack of the Minions”

My Unravel And Unwind Story

Hello crafters!

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It’s me, Kron! You know, the Yeti.
I’m here to tell you a little story about my time at Unravel and Unwind.
My own personal story, about me, is a long and boring one of depression and joblessness, so I will mostly skip that part and just cut it down to this. I am jobless, suffering from depression and anxiety, this place has helped me more than any amount of medication (and at times there was a lot of medication).

Continue reading “My Unravel And Unwind Story”

What is your favourite creative hobby?

Creative hobbies galore
Creative hobbies galore

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