Spoon Carving: Craft as Therapy

Because DIYing is life

Creativity 3 min read Aug 12, 2020

Many will swear by the benefits of art therapy. There’s just something about playing with colours, textures, and media, and being able to express one’s feelings and personality in a most creative manner.

Craft therapy works much in the same way, although some might say, it appeals to a bigger audience. Maybe you’re the knitting or crocheting type. Or perhaps, you’re curious about metalworking. If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, then making terrariums and kokedamas might speak more to your inner maker.

Crafting naturally offers a wide range of options to keep your hands busy and release your daily stress and frustrations, and let you leave a better person than when you came into the workshop of your choice. Om.

Now, if you happen to be the practical type who likes to make things you can actually use, prepare to be inspired! Here’s Sollywood founder Meg Solly at her maker best.

Meg will swear by the meditative quality of crafting and believes that the simple act of carving a wooden spoon can be good for the soul (and perfect for cooking soul food, according to expert chefs). It could very well be your introduction to the traditional and functional aesthetic that is woodworking!

Find a class near you that can give you the same hugely satisfying and potentially addictive feels. And while you’re at it, get to meet some of your city’s most talented local designers and creators.

Outside of Adelaide? Here are a few classes to help you get your craft on:

In VIC: Timber & Resin Creations by Art Tree Creations, Saturday, 25th May, 9:30AM, 1/15 Newcastle Rd, Bayswater VIC 3153

In QLD: Succulent Wooden Planter by Workshop Hub, Saturday, 25th May, 9:30AM, Royal Qld Yacht Squadron, 578 Royal Esplanade, Manly QLD 4179

Happy crafting!