In this Craftcare Wellness Series, we will build on your knowledge of crochet while practicing The Five Elements of Craftcare. Because of its repetitive motion, crocheting is an excellent craft skill for getting into the flow, de-stressing, and improving cognitive capabilities.
You will learn how to create crocheted Granny Squares and stitch them together to build a fashionable pouch. Each 1-hour session will allow attendees to learn techniques and ask questions while giving them the freedom to complete tasks at their own pace. With regular practice and check-in between the classes, expect to complete the pouch, socialize, and develop wellness skills that last a lifetime.
Please note that this is a “camera-on” workshop so participants can see each other. If you prefer to keep your camera off, we recommend you watch the recorded on-demand video after the class and use our private Slack channel for assistance.
We offer four live stream sessions with your JamMaster, which allows for conversation and questions. You will see the JamMaster, a closeup of their hands, and the other attendees.
We also offer regular 15 minute practice sessions where you can crochet and get your regular brain exercise with your peers.
Watch recorded sessions and check out technique videos and illustrations. All anytime, on-demand.
Every attendee will have access to a private Slack channel to ask questions and share progress or inspirations asynchronously.
Craftcare Wellness Tracking: Before and after each session we’ll send an automated message asking you to rate how you’re feeling. We help you to track the positive impact crafting can have on you.
Jessica is a creator, sustainable fashion stylist, ex-fashion professor, and coach. She runs her own small business called All There August, highlighting veganism, animal welfare, and ethical fashion through community events and ethical handmade goods. Additionally, she has spoken at vegan festivals and vegan fashion week about a cruelty-free lifestyle.
She has been creating and crafting since she was a kid. Jess makes through crochet, sewing, embroidery, painting, drawing, upcycling, and more while using used and existing material or ethically sourced pieces.
This workshop is for people who attended our beginner crochet tassel rug coasters and/or know how to hold the hook and yarn and can start a project and do simple stitches (e.g. single crochet).
We recommend spending about 2 hours per week: one-hour attending and one-hour practicing.
If you’re missing a live-stream session, watch the recordings to keep up.
Yes. You can either buy our kit with the necessary tools and materials to complete your projector or bring your own. Make sure you have the right hook size and corresponding yarn.
You can ask your JamMaster (instructor) during the live-stream class, your peers during check-in sessions (Daily Craftcare), or text us asynchronously in our private Slack channel.
You will have access to the series for a month after the workshop ended.