We're excited to offer daily crafting events like clay painting, melt and pour soap making, arts and crafts for as well as special events and even evening functions. Click on the links below to find out more and book for a workshop through Quicket.
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Our strictly halaal kitchen offers delicious real Cape Malay food, as close to the source as possible, catering for herbivores, carnivores, gluten-freers and vegans. Great food, good coffee, excellent company: a winning recipe for lovely memories and reinvigoration!
A glimpse at our Menu
A range of delicious toasties, cakes (all pure indulgence)
Tempting foods for small crafters and friends
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You run the event. We'll help you with the details.
We're passionate about creating spaces for creativity and connection. Let us help you with your event marketing, the space, the resources, event management and catering.
We know you probably don't need reasons to craft, but if you do, here are our top 14 reasons to get hands on.
1. RELAXATION: Crafting promotes relaxation, and relaxing can help ease levels of stress and anxiety. Stress can also be reduced by the rhythmic, repetitive motions required of crafts like knitting, crocheting or sanding.
2. FUN: Central to the idea of crafting is that you are engaging in an activity which you find fun. Taking part in pleasurable activities helps ease symptoms of depression and improves moods.
3. REWARD: Crafting can stimulate release of the neurotransmitter dopamine which plays a role in feelings of pleasure, reward, and motivation. Reaching for a craft kit is a simple way to give yourself a natural mood boost.
4. FLOW STATE: Crafting can help you get into a “flow state,” sometimes referred to as “being in the zone.” Fully engaging in a hobby encourages a state of flow where a sense of time and self-consciousness seem to disappear. Allowing attention to flow away from ourselves and into a craft can offer relief from negative feelings and promote a sense of happiness and satisfaction.
5. MINDFULNESS: Crafting inherently encourages mindfulness; being fully present in the moment, not worrying about the past or the future. Being mindful can prompt appreciation and awareness of the present, and disrupt negative thoughts and feelings.
6. IMPROVED CONCENTRATION: Crafting is a good way to improve concentration. While working on a creative project can be relaxing, it also requires mindful attention, which can strengthen the ability to focus.
7. SOCIAL CONNECTION: Crafting offers an easy way to connect with others. Joining an art programme or group, or doing crafts with family and friends can provide a sense of community. Interacting with people who share the same interests and goals as you can also be very uplifting.
8. QUALITY TIME ALONE: While creating with others can be energising and help to strengthen bonds, crafting alone also has its benefits. Crafting can offer a quiet, restorative time for self-reflection, self-discovery and relaxation.
9. GIFTING: Crafting can be a gift to yourself and to others. Using or displaying something you’ve made can give you a sense of accomplishment and boost self-esteem. And giving your homemade creations to others can strengthen social bonds and deliver on feel-good factor. Just creating something simple like a card and giving it to someone can boost the feelings of both the giver and the recipient.
10. THE BENEFITS OF TOUCH: Touching and working with materials like clay and fabrics can offer a tactile, self-soothing experience. Physically working with materials can also help release tension and anger in a healthy way.
11. EXPRESSION OF FEELINGS: Crafting can be a healthy outlet for feelings. Collaging is a good example; cutting out words and pictures to use in a collage or decoupage project can help you name and understand your feelings, as well as express them. You can of course express your feelings through drawing, painting, sculpting, sewing and all other crafts too.
12. SOOTHING SENSORY EXPERIENCE: Engaging the senses can be good for mental health. Using colours that appeal to you or reflect your feelings can engage the sense of sight. Mixing your own colours can also stimulate creativity and problem-solving skills. Making soaps or candles with essential oils engages the sense of smell. Baking engages the senses of taste, smell and touch – and sharing baked goods makes everyone happy!
13. ENGAGE WITH NATURE: Crafting is perfect for bringing you closer to nature. Spending time in green spaces is a proven stress reliever; for a double dose of stress reduction, try spending time outside collecting natural materials for crafting. For example, you could use leaves or flowers to create a wreath, and then hang it indoors to bring nature into your home. Sketching outside or drawing inspiration from nature’s colours can also be wonderfully calming
14. CREATIVITY: Physical creativity is as important as mental creativity. In a digital world, it's essential to physically recenter with our physical senses. Crafts offer a most rewarding way to bring us into an awareness of "now".
DID YOU KNOW? The oldest craft tradition known to humankind is weaving. Archaeological evidence indicates that weaving has been around for at least 20,000 years. Weaving materials to create fencing, nets, sandals, baskets, and textiles has been part of our human heritage for many hundreds of generations. Even braiding hair is a form of weaving! Perhaps this is why the simple act of weaving - stitching over and under and over and under - can be such a meditative and deeply satisfying process, producing a flow state and a respite from the busyness of the day.
Keep an eye out for our next weaving course!