Crafts for Wellbeing Please note where craft supplies are needed in advance I have listed these for a set quantity however you can multiply these if you are intending to make some items as gifts for others. A minimum of four types of craft should be identified from: Sewing Embroidery Weaving Papercraft Woodwork Modelling Textile artefacts Metal work Jewellery. AC1.2 Learners should be given a range of at least eight types of different materials to choose from. AC2.1 A minimum of four types of products for recycling must be identified. Syllabus Week 1 – Cushion Cover Use recycled fabric to make a cushion cover. You will need two 18” squares and a zip or buttons. If you feel more adventurous you could use 50 x 4” squares to make a 20” patchwork cushion. Week 2 – Suncatcher or Windchime Gather sticks and coloured glass or crystals. Gather sticks and dried flowers, beads, anything that clinks or makes a pleasing noise. You will need some craft wire and pliers and some thread to wrap and bind the items into your suncatcher or windchime form. Week 3 - Toiletry or Cosmetic Bag You will need: Outer fabric – 14 x 18 inches, Lining fabric – the same, 9-inch zip, (optional) interfacing of your choice, a needle and thread, pins. Week 4 – Lanterns You will need a selection of glass jars, tea light candles, craft wire and pliers. Optional decorations – tissue paper, feathers, glue, coloured glass or sea glass, spray paint, glass paint or acrylic paints, lace, ribbons etc. Week 5 – Bracelets or Necklaces You will need some jewellery thread either nylon or elastic, your choice of beads, glass, crystals, tumble stones, wire and pliers. Week 6 – Earrings You will need a packet of earring hooks or alternatively clip-ons, fine jewellery wire and beads, feathers, crystals or other pieces of your choice and a pair of small craft pliers. Week 7 – Fabric Covered Journals or Diaries You will need a new diary, journal or blank book and a piece of decorated fabric large enough to cover it well, fabric glue or hot glue, thick decorative paper either hand painted or bought to line the interior covers. Week 8 – Paper-craft - Cards, Wrapping Paper and Gift Bags & Tags You will need: paint and brushes, plain cards, paper bags and plain paper. Hand painted recycled wrapping is unique, looks beautiful and is better for the planet. You could do this by printing with shapes or sponges, embellishing with a stencil or getting the brushes out. Week 9 – Embroidered Napkins or Handkerchiefs You will need four 12” squares of fabric, a needle and thread to hem them and some embroidery threads to decorate them. Week 10 – Natural Wreaths You will need to recycle one wire coat hanger and go for a walk to gather interesting leaves, flowers, berries, etc.. To make the wreath form bend the coat hanger and wrap with recycled fabric (worn out clothing etc) and form into a circle. Then attach natural items into the crevices and secure with thread, wire or hot glue. Attach a ribbon at the top to hang your wreath. Week 11 – Lavender Heat Pack You will need: Fabric 48cm x 38cm (cord or other thick, textured fabric), 2 tablespoons of lavender, needle and thread, pins, 1kg of wheat (alternatives rice, corn, buckwheat, barley, oatmeal, beans or flax). Week 12 – Tote Bags You will need: Miniature Tote Cut 2-8″ x 10″ for bag outer, lining and fusible fleece Cut 2-3″ x 9″ for bag handles. For a Large tote: Cut 2-16″ x 20″ for bag outer, lining and fusible fleece Cut 2-5″ x 12″ for bag handles. A needle and thread, pins. Week 13 – Weaving Coasters You will need: Cardboard (to create your loom) 10 x 5 inches, Scissors, Ruler, Pencil, Kitchen Fork, Coasters (to assist with sizing), a Large eyed needle, wool, seloptape. Week 14 – Upcycling or Recycling Clothing You will need old clothing you would like to upcycle such as jeans to patch, woollen jumpers to add decorative buttons to, things to mend, things to cut up and re-use for example the legs of jeans make great handbags and left over fabric can create patches for other jeans, tie-dying or re-dying clothing can also give it a new lease of life, adding embroidery or embellishment to existing clothes. Week 15 – Upcycling Plant Pots You will need terracotta plant pots and acryclic paint and brushes. Newspaper ot protect the area you are working in. N.B. Alternative ideas for the sewing weeks are aprons or Christmas stockings if anyone prefers these.