Hi I'm Felicia - creator of The Craft Sessions and now Soul Craft!
How it all began....
In the late 2000s I was at home with a pile of small people, a partner who was away a lot, and craft. To say craft saved me in the early days of motherhood is not an understatement. Craft gave me something that was mine. It meant that every day I had my hands on something beautiful, engaged for a moment in something that made me feel like me. It was a practice, a process and a product, each one of them nurturing my spirit in a different way.
At the time I was just back from six years overseas, and craft was how I made community. Gathering around a kitchen table every fortnight for wine and making, I forged friendships that had connection and purpose.
The Craft Sessions grew out of those kitchen gatherings. Our aim was to bring people together who craft for joy and to foster a love of handmaking.
As part of raising awareness about The Craft Sessions I began writing a blog about craft. Very quickly it became a passion - writing about the connection between hand making and wellbeing. The blog has been a source of joy and great conversation for me for many years now, with voices chiming in from all over the world.
Excitingly The Craft Sessions took off. By year three we were selling out, and we could see that there was a thirst for something more - more conversations, more teaching, more time to connect with others.
Soul Craft is that next step. It’s a way for us to come together on a bigger scale; to have the conversations we wish we could have in our everyday; to meet other crafters we may only know online; to take time out of our everyday to commune over our shared love of making, and to celebrate how craft supports us and connects us.
I’m so so excited about this next step and can’t wait to see you all enjoying what we have put together.