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At The Crafts Center, creativity is wellness.

CRAFTCARE logo: Wellness through creativity.
just a design of two hands holding a spiral image.

The mission of the CRAFTCARE initiative is to foster the well-being of the campus community through creativity.

CRAFTCARE promotes wellness, healing and stress relief  through dedicated classes and events.

CRAFTCARE classes are customized to engage students during the university’s Wellness Days with the goal of addressing fundamental pathways to wellness through creation, community and self-expression.

CRAFTCARE provides students with multi-level opportunities to engage – from brief classes to deeper-level creative exploration in a variety of media concentrations – including clay, wood, jewelry, glass, and mixed media.

Spindle Spinning as Meditation

Free Wellness Day Activity – Tuesday, February 13,
5:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Crafts Center

This is a free drop-in activity – no registration required.

Spinning yarn can be a balm for the soul.
Come and pick up a spindle and try spinning in meditative reflection. Members of the Twisted Threads Fiber Arts Guild and Crafts Center spinning class will guide particpants in the spinning of yarn using the drop spindle technique.
The mechanics of spinning yarn are ideally suited to meditation, the practice of staying in the Now, being with your thoughts, yet not being your thoughts. Mahatma Ghandi utilized the spinning of yarn to soothe the mind and bring peace to the spirit. Both spinning and meditation can calm the roaring mind…and we feel that we are no longer our emotions.

Contact us to set up an event!