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Check out our programme below of workshops, mindful activities, makes and inspirational downloads available anytime until 20th September, 11.59pm! Enjoy at your own pace; they are designed to fit around busy lives!

To access any of the resources below, click the purple or green squares with a cloud and arrow within. After clicking you will be taken to the resource.

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Embroidery Pattern

By Hello Hooray

Let embroidery expert Clare Albans guide you through this beautiful embroidery pattern.

Full of brilliant instructions and top tips you will be stitching away in no time!

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Mind & Breath Meditation 

With Gabrielle Treanor

Join Gabrielle Treanor as she guides you through a relaxing meditation designed to calm busy minds, relax aching muscles and de-stress. This 10 minute meditation is a perfect introduction to the benefits of meditation so why not give it a try!

Click the cloud below to listen!

Gabrielle is a mindset and positive psychology coach as well as a writer and teacher. 

You can find out more about her work here 

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Spring Blossom Wreath

With Yvette Ja

Bring Spring inside with this Paper Spring Wreath. Made From cherry blossom and dogwood flowers 

Download the PDF of instructions by clicking the cloud below to print and flower templates to cut out at home. Print straight onto the colours you would like to use!

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Vintage Floral Hoop

By Hello Hooray

Let embroidery expert Clare Albans guide you through this beautiful embroidery pattern. Just click the cloud below to download!

Full of brilliant instructions and top tips you will be stitching away in no time!

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Mandala Colouring

A beautiful mandala design to colour at your leisure! 

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Image by Jason Leung

Festival Reading List

By Team Make & Mend

We love a good read and here are some of our favourites!

Click the cloud to download!

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Links to Inspire...

Books

 

This year’s festival programme has included a number of amazing authors! If you fancy taking a deep dive into their crafts, then check out the books below: 

 

Dried Flower Embroidery by Olga Prinku

The Paper Florist – Create and Display Stunning Paper Flowers by Sarah Mclaughlin

The Crystal Apothecary – 75 Crystal remedies for physical, spiritual and emotional healing (available Jan 22)

Kiuntsugi – The Poetic Mind by Bonnie Kemske

Baskets – Projects, techniques and inspirational designs for your home by Tabara N’Diaye

Bargello – 17 modern needlepoint projects for you and your home by Nerissa Pratt

 

Creative Business Inspiration

 

Holly & Co

Holly & Co is the home of small business advice and inspiration - a community of like-minded founders and entrepreneurs, leading a movement to change the small business landscape, by campaigning and cheerleading the community of small businesses that bring colour to grey. Their mission is to support everyone to build a business doing what they love. Find our more about Holly’s amazing work at www.holly.co

 

Sara Tasker (Me & Orla)

Sara Tasker is one of the UK’s leading Instagram experts. She coaches creative people in Instagram and online magic. She is also the author of Hashtag Authentic and offers a number of courses on her website www.meandorla.co.uk

 

Indie Roller

Indie Roller is a fun-zone for independent business owners in the creative industries. They offer training, community, coaching and selling opportunities within their membership where you can level up your biz game without zapping your creativity www.indieroller.com

 

Craftivist

Craftivist are on a mission to change the world one stitch at a time. They are a collective of people committed to using thoughtful, beautiful crafted works to help themselves and encourage others be the positive change they wish to see in the world www.craftivist-collective.com

 

Wellbeing Resources

 

For support and information about mental health, there are loads of resources on www.mind.org.uk Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

 

The Happy News

When the world is getting you down and it seems that all you hear is bad news, the Happy News is just what you need! Happy News is a newspaper to celebrate all that’s good in the world – a platform to share positive news and wonderful people www.thehappynewspaper.com

 

Gabrielle Treanor

Gabrielle is a mindset and positive psychology coach, writer and teacher. She helps caring, empathetic, big-hearted women feel calmer more peaceful and happier in their daily life, by tackling the causes of their overwhelm and powering them to live the life they truly want. Gabrielle offers coaching, courses and The Calm Mind Club – an online membership community for women www.gabrielletreanor.com

Sarah Raad – Simple Happy Life

Sarah is a marketing & mindset coach for women, offer coaching, workshops and online courses to female business owners who want to create more happiness and success by focusing on what’s important in life and removing all those beliefs, attitudes and behaviours that get in the way www.simplehappylife.co.uk

 

Natalie Lue - Baggage Reclaim

Natalie is a writer, podcaster and artist helping people eliminate emotional baggage clutter for better relationships, self-esteem and work. She can help you raise your self-worth, break depleting habits like people pleasing and teach you how to reclaim you from your emotional baggage through self-care. She offers coaching and has a number of courses on her website www.baggagereclaim.co.uk

 

Claire Venus - Creatively Conscious

Claire works with creatives, creative businesses and artists offering tools and techniques to help them realise their creative dreams. Her focus is on helping people find ways to put their wellbeing first, spend more time creating and less time being busy! She is a mentor, author and runs the Creativity Island for Mums - a wellbeing projects which enables you to take part in small creative tasks to capture early motherhood and memories www.creativelyconscious.co.uk

 

Podcasts we love

 

There are hundreds of amazing podcasts out there, these are just a few of the ones we listen to on a regular basis.

 

Conversations of Inspiration

The Happy Pear Podcast

Feel Better Live More

The Melissa Ambrosini Show

Deliciously Ella

The Calmer You Podcast

Super Soul Conversations

She Means Business Show