Why we love crafting
Crafting is something we are passionate about at Gartmore House. Crafting comes in so many shapes and sizes. Some of our favourites here are knitting, sewing, felting, painting and lace-making.
Crafting offers many benefits. Some of us enjoy the full focus concentration when we are learning something new or doing something tricky or messy. This is a perfect opportunity to practise mindfulness. There is also a lot of social crafting activites – such as knitting. Here at Gartmore, we love bringing people together.
There are loads of fun crafting activites that you can do in the comfort of your home, perhaps to unwind over the weekend. This can be perfect for all the family, why not get the kids involved in a mini project such as a smaller version of the work you are doing?
Crafting also gives us a sense of pride and achievement, and it is also a wonderful opportunity to make personal, handmade gifts for people. In such a fast paced world, a handmade gift is a really special treat. We can all take the easy way out and buy a gift card or a bottle of wine, but homemade gifts are extremely thoughtful and a one-of-a-kind present that friends and family are likely to treasure forever. Nothing beats an original gift you know no one else will have.
At Gartmore House, we offer a wide selection of arts and craft breaks, including Knitting and Crochet and Patchwork and Quilting. Our activity breaks at Gartmore House are in a relaxed and comfortable setting. There is breath-taking scenery to enjoy looking out over The Trossachs National Park and cosy open fires to sit by.
For further information and to book view all our Craft Breaks.