Are you looking to start a new hobby or learn a new craft this year?

The mental and physical benefits of hobbies and pastimes are endless. Picking up a new craft will do wonders for your wellbeing and provide a distraction from busy day to day life. Choosing a creative hobby can help reduce the symptoms of anxiety and stress and can actually provide you with the opportunity to wind down and relax. Learning any new skill also allows cognitive growth and can improve concentration, so why not start now?

If you are leaning more towards the creative side when looking for a new hobby, the list is ever lasting. From knitting, to pottery or glass blowing to upholstery and crocheting or photography, any of these hobbies will improve your well being. I have recently taken up pottery, which has been a substitute for what upholstery once was to me- before becoming my career, I have also attended art and a fuse glass workshop in the last few months. Trying and testing is the only way to find out what you like best!

When trying to decide on what hobby you would like to learn, think about what interests you most- this is what will keep you inspired and motivated to keep at it. For instance, if you have always had an interest for cameras, then photography is most probably the hobby for you. If you like creating your own clothes, or perhaps for others, knitting or crocheting could be the answer. However, if you are anything like me and you want to make something that you can utilise everyday, or if you are fed up with not finding the pieces of furniture you like, then upholstery could be perfect.

The most popular reason people choose upholstery is the huge sense of personal achievement people feel walking away with a new piece of furniture. Being able to completely disconnect from the outside world for the day. Immersing themselves into a creative experience and learning to turn a pile of materials into something they are proud of. Seeing the tangible results of their hard work which they will have a reminder off for a lifetime rather than ticking a few things off the daily list.

This is where we can come in to help. Semper Hopkins Upholstery & Interiors run upholstery workshops from our stunning converted chapel in Cheshire. We have a range of furniture you can create. The Upholstery Workshops we offer allow you to choose from a number of different types of furniture from Storage Crates, Stools, Footstools and Benches.

We have something to suit everyone and each course is suitable for beginners. You can attend our workshops by yourself along like minded individuals, however we now offer group workshops!

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