CRAFT Bombers have transformed a section of shops in the heart of Bonnyrigg to celebrate Voluntary Arts Week which runs until Sunday 19 May.
Orchard Centre Services, which is run by charity Health in Mind, works with adults with mental health problems such as stress, anxiety and depression. Their Knit and Stitch Group spent weeks preparing to transform local benches, bicycle stands and tree guards with knitted, crocheted and stitched bunting, flowers and pompoms.
Louise Logan is the arts worker based at the Orchard Centre and she sees how arts and crafts can help people on the road to recovery.
“This is a great opportunity to celebrate the creativity within our local area as well as brightening up our neighbourhood.
“Members of our Knit and Stitch Group have had great fun planning our Craft Bomb and have worked hard to produce some fantastic pieces which we hope will make people smile.”
All the work can be put up and taken down easily and will not cause any damage to property or pose any risk to the public and Midlothian Council has kindly given permission for the Craft Bomb.
Louise continued: “Each piece of work will be tagged with information about the maker and Voluntary Arts Week with the aim of further engaging the public.
“We hope that the public will interact with our craftwork and enjoy it as much as our group members did whilst making it.”
Orchard Centre Services are based in Bonnyrigg and offers a variety of mental health and wellbeing services throughout Midlothian to deliver a preventative, community-based recovery focused model of support and care.
For further information contact Doreen Graham, Health in Mind communications manager on 075 9000 9953 or Louise Logan Health in Mind Arts Worker on 07941 307 231.
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