We were all taught three really useful and relaxing skills including block printing, calligraphy and mindful origami. As I work pattern designer I skipped the block printing to focus on wandering around the room to snap some pictures of everyone else working on their projects.
Last Summer I went to a calligraphy class and it was so great to have a little refresher course with Viking. I think I'll have to keep practicing so that I can hand letter the place cards for my wedding and maybe even try my hand at calligraphed addresses for the invites.
The mindful origami workshop was so lovely, and as someone that practices positive thinking and meditation it was a perfect class for me. Transforming a flat square of paper into a hand crafted 3D object is very satisfying and I found myself naturally meditating without realising.
Thanks so much to Viking for inviting me along to such a fun event, it was wonderful to have an opportunity leave my studio and be creative for fun rather than work.