Well Being Centre

Well Being Centre

I think I’ve posted a couple of photos from the Well-Being centre once or twice before, but definitely not for a while, so I thought I’d take some to share today. There were only two of us in the class, so it’s easy to see the room better. This is from the window end looking towards the door, a massive sink is on the right:

I took these photos on my phone so they’re not the best quality, but the colours are a lot better. This is from the window end again, we usually have the equipment on the side table and if we get a lot of supplies out, we put them on the grey benches under the window.

Since there was just the two of us, we put it all on the side table:

The room is used by lots of different craft groups, there are supplies and examples of work all around:

Cath was making a coaster with lots of natural wools:

She’s trying to sneak some Gotland locks while I’m taking the photo!

Action shot:

I was working on a black and purple piece with lots of undyed fibres:

As usual we ended up chatting loads and I didn’t get any more photos, but I’ll try to remember to show the finished pieces next time 🙂

13 thoughts on “Well Being Centre

  1. It’s a great space (and yes, the colours are better on your phone – I remember previous photos being a bit orangey?).

    Chatting is part of the felting process! It’s lovely to have company when you’re rubbing and rolling.

    1. Thanks, Lyn 🙂
      Yeah, very orangey with my camera. I’m sure I could fiddle about and get a good setting, but the phone works pretty well. Yeah, we have enough room to make scarves this year!

  2. What a great set up. It looks perfect for working and teaching. And yes, that’s the fun of felting or creating in a group, getting engrossed with the project. Suddenly saying “Oh shoot, I forgot to take any photos”.

    1. Thanks, Ruth 🙂
      Ha, that’s every time I plan to do something like this! I’ve got lots of photos of people starting layouts, then nothing else. And the time I did get photos – when we did needlefelting – the people haven’t been back to get progress pics!

  3. That’s a great space for Felting. It also looks like you’ve got plenty of supplies. It’s certianly the right time to be making scarves.

    1. Thanks, Marilyn 🙂
      Yeah, we run low on wool a lot, but I had so many fibres to donate, and we got loads of donations from forum members when we started that we have a really good choice of things to use.

  4. Great pictures Zed. Can you say something more about the well-being bit of the centre? Sounds like a lovely place to be.

    1. Thanks, Lindsay 🙂
      The well being centre is great, it has so many groups/activities and services to offer. At the same time we’re there, there is a woodworking group and a music group just in our basement. They do other things like art/craft groups, yoga, poetry, and help people access services or support they need too. There is a cafe with really good affordable meals and computers/internet access. It’s such a cool place and a great way for anyone to get involved with any kind of creativity or activity which helps you feel good. And meet people who understand without needing to know why you’re there.I’m sure it’s probably the same for other groups, but in our group, people still come even if they can’t get there till late and have time to make something, just come for the company and chat 🙂

    1. I’m fussy about my tea, Ann, only drink leaf tea and have to make it myself! But we can get drinks and snacks in the cafe, and sometimes one of us brings treats in 🙂
      At least I know my phone camera works well there!

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