CROCHET workshops at Bewdley Museum are proving to be quite the family affair, with three sets of mothers and daughters signing up for the latest series.

Bewdley-based Ellie Hooper has been running the weekly Wednesday night sessions since 2017.

“We’ve had a great start to our workshops in 2019," said Ellie. "It seems we are really appealing to mothers and daughters who account for six out of the seven regular crafters."

“The sessions are getting very positive feedback and everyone is thoroughly enjoying learning a new craft and having quality time with each other and with the rest of the class.

“We often turn to craft as something to make us feel good. The rhythmic repetitive movements of crochet are proven to have therapeutic benefits and emotional well being.”

Cabinet member for culture and leisure Councillor Juliet Smith said: “I’m delighted to hear our sessions at Bewdley Museum are proving to be such a hit. We’ve definitely seen a revival of crochet and other hand-crafts in recent times.

“It’s not only about learning a new or rediscovering an old skill, it’s also a way of bringing families together and helping people make new friends.”

The sessions cost £40 for a series of four and take place in the Guildhall from 6.30pm until 8pm.

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