The coronavirus lockdown means millions of people are looking for ways to fill their time, and parents are searching for activities to keep their children busy at home. Luckily, Making Space can provide creative inspiration for all, adults and children alike.
The Havant-based craft organisation may have closed its doors to the public during the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean the making has to stop, as Outreach Project Manager Ami Hyde has developed a series of online resources to keep people crafting from home.
Each week, a number of video demonstrations are posted on Making Space’s website and YouTube channel, covering fashion design, animation, papercraft, print, textiles and more, all designed to be tried from the comfort of your home using readily available materials. The tasks can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities.
Ami said, “We were so disappointed not to be able to run our usual workshops during coronavirus, but I still wanted to inspire people to be creative, especially as it can be hard to fill the time at home during the government restrictions. We know how fantastic craft is at promoting mental wellbeing - just trying out a new activity provides a huge sense of achievement, and is also great fun!”
Makers who try out the tasks can share their results on Making Space’s social media channels, and all videos are provided free of charge, although viewers can choose to make a donation to support the craft charity during the lockdown.
All the videos can be viewed on Making Space’s website - makingspace.org