They have been busy bees in AMH New Horizons in Antrim despite lockdown! The AMH team have been out delivering Needle Felting packs to clients.
Each pack contains all the materials and equipment needed to participate in the Zoom Needle Felting classes. Current projects include a toadstool teacup garden and a picture!
There is lots of evidence about the physical and mental health benefits of taking up a craft like needle felting. Needle felting is very therapeutic and clients say it really relaxes them and clears their minds of any worries they might have (quite useful in the current circumstances), it also gives the group the opportunity to catch up and have a chat.
The process of felting requires focus and concentration, so it has an inbuilt meditative quality. This tends to bring a peaceful, calming atmosphere to the group as they work.
One client, who is new to AMH New Horizons, attended the first of a set of needle felting classes and as a result has ordered and received quite a substantial delivery of materials so he can engage in this hobby himself, in his own time at home!
We are so looking forward to seeing the results!!
Clients at AMH New Horizons Antrim take part in the ESF ‘Working It Out’ project which is part-funded by the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014-2020, Department of Economy and Northern Health & Social Care Trust.