Loneliness and social isolation has increased in the United Kingdom, especially in this post-Covid era. In total , 45% of adults feel occasionally, sometimes or often lonely in England. This equates to twenty five million people
Research has shown that crafting, regardless of the medium you use, doing crafts can bolster your mood, improve self-confidence, and reduce stress overall. In addition, crafting has also shown to improve mental agility, improves both gross and fine motor movements, and decrease cognitive decline.
Every Wednesday during term-time from 11am to 1pm, The Centre for Reconciliation hold Cosy Crafters. You can bring your own portable crafts, or you can try one of ours. Some of the crafts that we currently have are:
  • Knitting
  • Crochet
  • Embroidery
  • Cross Stitch
  • Sewing Machine
  • Adult Colouring
For those who are interested in learning a new craft, we can provide workshops in crochet, embroidery, and cross-stitch. We can also learn other crafts together.
You can also attend Cosy Crafters even if you do not want to craft, and just want to chat with a friendly group of people. We provide free tea (regular, green, and fruit), coffee (regular and decaf), and juices, and a variety of biscuits (both normal and Free From).