The fundamental aim of WoolNEss is to celebrate the benefits of creativity on mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.
As a festival WoolNEss encourages everyone to share in this ethos within a welcoming community of North-East and national crafters.
WoolNEss was born of a desire to demonstrate that the simple act of creating something beautiful, however basic or small it may be, gives the creator a sense of accomplishment, self-worth, and an item they can hold in their hands and say "I made this myself".
Take that object, craft, creative interest and share with a like-minded community - both online and in person - and the value and worth increases manifold.
In the pursuit of mindful creativity, the happy outcome of wellness is achievable.