The aim of Life and Loom is a simple one, to help adults improve their mental well-being through craft. Over the years I’ve witnessed craft in all its forms inspire and instil confidence within people, and with Life and Loom I feel privileged to be a part of that process.
I gained my love of weaving while completing my Textile Design degree at Derby University, where I learnt a variety of skills, from machine knitting to screen and digital printing, but my heart was with the loom and I chose weave to specialise in for my final year. I was overjoyed when I met Holly and Fynn while they were setting up Life and Loom.
Although craft can be a hugely beneficial activity, it can also be an isolating one, making it highly important that crafters find each other to socialise, share their work, gain new skills and see value in the things they make.
Often learning a new skill can feel time limited and rushed, whereas learning new skills or improving on existing ones in the studio can be done at the participants own pace, where projects can be planned and discussed before implementation with myself and other studio members, making it a real collaborative learning environment.
As well as weekly membership, the studio is also a hub of activity on weekends where workshops and socials are run for the wider public to attend. Equipment loans are also available for those preferring to complete projects from home.
Information about everything the studio offers can be found here on the website and via our socials.