My name is John Bloodworth and I am, like you, a craft enthusiast and have been so for over 30 years.
People often ask me “what is your favourite craft”. If I am honest, I don’t have one. The thing that I love the most is the creative process, the discovery and learning of techniques and always trying something new (to me at least).
Through this blog I hope to share that journey with you as I bumble my way through all sorts of creative projects and experimentation.
I also hope that you will share your experiences with me, and the other readers of this blog.
As you can tell, my journey has been a long one, over thirty years in fact. So, when I say that I am still experimenting I must explain that it’s important for me to keep up to date with techniques and find new ideas as my career is one in which I cannot stand still.
Having said that, many of my favourite creative past-times will make regular appearances!
I have previously worked as a TV producer for Create and Craft TV – the world’s original 24 hour TV channel dedicated entirely to creative past-times creating over 10,000 hours of TV about arts and crafts in my time there.
In 2015 I made the decision to leave that job behind and embark on a year long tour of the UK, called the All Counties Craft Challenge, to raise awareness for mental health through creativity. This challenge also ended up raising over £24,000 for the charity, Mind.
I am currently working as a freelance designer/maker.
My work life and personal life are rarely in balance so I am often very busy, or taking time out – I will however endeavour to keep some form of regularity within my posts on this blog.
If you would like to talk with me about this blog, sponsorship opportunities, brand ambassador positions or anything else for that matter, please feel free to contact me.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your visit.