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MINDFUL MAKING


A practice-based research project exploring the potential of amateur craft activities on wellbeing. Using the workshop as a space to gather primary research, I ran a number of community-based activities over the summer of 2016. Utilising ethnographic research methodology, I investigated the reasons why it feels good to make things with your hands. As a conclusion to my findings, I produced a set of guidelines outlining considerations for workshop practitioners working in the field of craft for wellbeing. This project was run and written up as my final masters thesis.

Flags of the Wild Life, a flag-making workshop held at Old Tidemill Wildlife Gardens in Deptford.

A Manual of Mindful Making