Here we are at the beginning of 2024 contemplating the year ahead as well as the amazing change we gave ourselves - relocating to Brixham in Devon.
We have been blown away literally and figuratively by the place. Its sense of self, the sounds, the smells and friendliness.
For the first time ever we made the unusual decision of taking a ‘retail’ shop in the centre of Brixham and turning it into a workshop, it meant we were far more on show which meant we had a steady flow of people asking about our leather classes. There is no doubt in our mind The Repair Shop programme has opened people’s eyes and minds to the joy of being creative as well as learning about the processes of making or repairing.
Although our livelihood depends on designing and making it doesn’t mean we have lost that feeling of connection between creativity and well being. Take it from us It all starts with a healthy dose of curiosity, openness and that lovely state – playfulness. And, the benefits of well being aren't just confined to those with ‘creative’ jobs but to hobbies, its that sense of purpose and achievement when there is a painting, a delicious meal or a beautiful bag at the end of it.
We love it still when a bag’s stitching has gone really well or a bag lining has dropped in perfectly. it brings a smile to our lips. When all’s said, it is the joy of creativity itself. From the first cave drawings, humans spent valuable energy to do more than just the essential things of hunting, eating and shelter but seek some sort of outlet in creativity.
If you have watched any craft programme and felt the urge to get involved then what are you waiting for? Maybe you’d like to make a gift of our Taster Class or try your hand at making your own tote bag.
We'd be delighted to answer any questions - just ask us about the choices on +44 7766 758258 or firstname.lastname@example.org