Boosts confidence and self esteem… by instilling a sense of achievement through designing and making something tangible which is something not so readily obtainable in our digitalised virtual realities.
Brain storming your own ideas… allows us to use our creative spirit and imagination to create something unique reflecting our own personal style.
Overcoming obstacles… any creative endeavour will throw up various construction and design challenges which require resolving. Finding your own solution is very rewarding.
Mindfullness… making and designing a project forces you to focus on the moment which allows you to forget any external stress or anxiety.
Using your hands… to connect with the material. Handworking puts you directly in touch with time honoured techniques and allows connection with the material you are working. This gives you a strong sense of control over the process and connection with tradition through use of these skills.
Most importantly… groups of makers will share ideas and inspire each other and this will serve to endorse a feeling of belonging and community connection.