Explore how crafting and mindfulness come together to soothe our mind, body and soul. Apart from the sheer enjoyment of using our hands to create something new, crafting helps us to connect with who we are. From the comfort of our own home we can be in the moment with our materials and our mind.
Through focused meditations, personal anecdote and expert insight, Mindful Craftingunearths the true value of craft, and how we can meet our soul's yearning to be creative and open ourselves up to infinite possibilities. For all crafters - whether you're a potter or a painter, practise needlework, woodwork or jewellery-making - this book will support and encourage you wherever your crafting journey takes you. Sarah Samuel looks at the steps you might encounter, including finding space and structure, changing direction, and common obstacles like creative block and lack of time, and shares the mindful practices that will see you through.
If you like this, you might be interested in Mindful Thoughts for Makers.
About the Author:
Sarah Samuel is a mindful crafter who integrates mindfulness into her daily life through meditation and making, and in the creativity courses and workshops she runs through her business, Potent Creatives (www.potentcreatives.org). She has been on many silent meditation retreats, including at Gaia house in Devon and Casa della Pace in Italy, and practices mindfulness at the Brighton Buddhist Centre. Sarah loved crafting as a child and rediscovered the joy of painting, pottery, and jewellery making after experiencing a personal burn-out.