Econo Craft Creative Studios will be an amazing craft based community based in the North West of England. Ideally situated between two of the largest cities in the North; Manchester and Liverpool. We intend to create a space where people can come and relax, unwind and create something amazing.
Econo Craft aims to reduce daily anxiety and stress by allowing people to regain a sense of control whilst having fun; crafting and creating things allows us to lose ourselves in a specific project. This can be anything from abstract painting, arm knitting a blanket, creating a beautiful woodwork piece of home decor, jewelry making... the list is endless!
Our workshops will allow people to pick the project they wish to make and attend a safe environment where it is encouraged to let lose and even make a few mistakes. After all, no-one is perfect, and daily anxiety is usually worsened by a person's fear to achieve constant perfection.
Alongside the workshops we will also be providing TAKE HOME KITS. We know it's not always easy to force yourself into a social situation, and although we will be encouraging people to try and overcome any social anxiety they may have, these boxes will be the perfect start before experiencing a workshop.
These kits will be based around a specific project with in depth instructions and materials, and because we want to be kind to the planet as well as our minds, we will aim to use as many sustainable projects as possible. We will also be including encouraging goodies in these boxes, including prints, journals and tote bags.
A SHORT STORY
This project is incredibly important to me as it shows my own personal growth. I have been a long sufferer of anxiety and have had bouts of depression during my life; and although I have not got over my anxiety completely, I thoroughly believe that allowing myself to get lost in a project has helped me overcome my fear of not being good enough. This has empowered me to attempt to help other people to know that they are good enough and I want to help build up a community and provide a safe environment for people to grow.
WHY ARE WE CROWDFUNDING
This is the start of an incredible journey and we want as many of as possible to help build this community and give people an outlet. Launching any kind of business be it big or small is never easy and the more people we can get on board the more growth we can achieve and the more people we will reach.
The funding we receive will be used to rent space and the initial equipment we need in order to make this project a success. The money will also go towards building our website to allow people to book their projects in advance if they don't want to attend a walk in session. The website will also allow people all over the country, and not just Warrington, to purchase our TAKE HOME KITS.
Below is a list of the rewards we will be offering at certain pledge tiers. All products, be they physical or digital will be processed and shipped (if applicable) at the end of April. Please note... if we do not hit our target, your money will be refunded and no products will be shipped.
£1 - A massive virtual hug from us
We know not everyone can afford to pledge a lot, but we also know people like to show they care. This is the tier for you! Show the project some love and support by pledging only £1.
£5 - An 18 month digital calendar
An original hand painted calendar, digitilised for you to use as a desktop background, phone background and a printable version
£15 - A printed tote bag
A tote bag printed with an original design and inspiring message
£40 - One of our TAKE HOME KITS
You will be sent one of our gift boxes, the project will be selected at random
£50 - Choose a project
If you are in the area, why not use your reward to come along to a project day. We will send you a voucher, and once received, you can use this on any project, day and time you wish.
If you've managed to get this far down the page... well done! Now select your reward!
Many thanks and all the best from the team at Econo Craft