on Thursday, December 29, 2016
(Friends gathering to knit - photo courtesy The Sheep Baatique)
When it’s cold outside, there’s something very comforting about gathering with friends and creating something special.
Creating enhances our mental well-being and makes us happy. At a time of year when nights seem too long, it’s good to know that hands-on work gives our mood a lift. According to Psychology Today, when we “make, repair or create things we feel vital and effective.” It also provides us with “pleasure, meaning and pride.”
(Intro to Artisan Sourdough Bread at Three Pines Farm)
If you already know how to knit, paint or quilt, the Cedar Valley is filled with quaint shops and big-box stores that can help you find supplies for your next project. But if you want to learn a new craft, where do you go?
We’ve gathered a list of shops in the Cedar Valley that teach classes. Grab your girlfriends and go as a group, or go by yourself and make new friends. Their friendly staff at these shops will be happy to help you.
Hearst Center for the Arts
Three Pines Farm
Crazy to Quilt
Fig & Frolic
Hatchlings & Hens
The Sheep Baatique
Waterloo Center for the Arts
If you and your girlfriends would like to visit Cedar Falls and attend a class, we’d be happy to help you find a place to eat and a place to stay. The Cedar Falls Visitor Center is located at 6510 Hudson Road and we can be reached at 800-845-1955 or 319-268-4266.
(Create with friends at Cedar Valley Art & Wine - photo courtesy Cedar Valley Art & Wine)