Warm, Cozy and Creative

posted on Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Sheep Baatique in Cedar Falls offers classes and Knit & Wine Night.

(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.”  

Being creative makes us happy and improves our well-being. Take a class at Three Pines Farm in Cedar Falls. This is Intro to Artisan Sourdough Bread.

(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.

Happy crafting! 

Cedar Valley Art & Wine is Cedar Falls is a great place to gather with friends.

(Create with friends at Cedar Valley Art & Wine - photo courtesy Cedar Valley Art & Wine)

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