Crafting Art with Purpose and Passion

A Journey of Self-Expression and Wellbeing

Create - Crafting From the Heart is a haven for individuals seeking to infuse their lives with the beauty and serenity of artisanal creations. Our mission is to combine the artistry of handcraft with the mindfulness of mental wellbeing, fostering a community of inspired souls dedicated to crafting with intention and heart.

Read Rachel's story below:

Hey there, I'm Rae! It's so nice to meet you! 


I've always had a passion for arts and crafts - it's just a part of who I am. My family has a long line of talented artists, so it's no surprise that I'm drawn to a life filled with beauty and inspiration. 


On my mom's side, I come from a family of French luthiers, although I never had the chance to meet them. My blind grandpa was incredible at making the smoothest wooden furniture and toys, and my grandma was a talented embroiderer. They, along with my mom, taught me how to crochet, knit, embroider, and even make my own clothes. 

On my dad's side, my grandpa was resourceful and creative, making things out of whatever he had on hand. 


All of these influences have shaped who I am and my work! 


There are so many crafts out there that I want to try - the list is endless! 


Crafting has been a lifeline for me during tough times with my health over the past 20 years. Whether it was making cards or doing some coloring, it always gave me something to focus on. 

Taking a ceramics class changed my life and inspired me to teach others. I've been teaching for several years now and I absolutely love passing on my knowledge. 



Being creative is not only fun but also great for your health, so I highly recommend giving it a try! 


I run a local monthly Art Journalling for Wellbeing group in Wokingham as well as online weekly workshops for the national charity FND Hope.  Also some for local Wellbeing in Mind projects for individuals with mild to moderate mental health issues,  all of which I have found particularly rewarding. It's all about 'paying it forward', right? 


Since Covid pushed us to find alternative ways of interacting with others. I've been running some of my workshops online, and it seems to be the way forward for now. I've always considered myself reasonably tech savvy, but this has definitely been a challenge! Please bear with me as I develop my skills and get my head around it all. 


Well, that's enough about me! I'm really looking forward to getting to know some new people through the wonderful world of crafting! 


Let's create something beautiful together!


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