Gentleman Crafter goes on the road to raise funds for Mind Charity

John Bloodworth, also known as ‘Gentleman Crafter’, will be setting off on Monday 25th April on a one-man tour of all 92 historic UK counties, crafting with communities along the way in a bid to raise £20,000 in aid of Mind, a UK-based registered mental health charity.

Sponsored by Create and Craft TV, John will live and travel in a motorhome, visiting craft groups, organising workshops and sharing his crafting knowledge, all while promoting Mind.

John (42) has suffered periods of severe depression and anxiety disorder in his life and has found Mind to be a valuable resource in understanding his condition and finding ways to move forward in life.

He said: “A year ago I hit rock-bottom and suffered an extended period where my mental health difficulties began emerging as physical symptoms such as shaking, sweating and being short of breath.”

“Fortunately, I discovered the Mind website and was able to identify why this might be happening and different ways in which I could tackle these issues. I went to my doctor and, after a discussion about the options available, we agreed on a course of action. I was initially prescribed medication which would have the benefit of reducing my overall distress and thereby provide the space in which to seek further support from local talking therapy services. My recovery was then monitored by my GP who recommended adjustments as time progressed.”

Over a period of time, John reached a point where he could look back and understand what had happened to him… and now he wants to reach out and help others.

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    Default Spellbinders Blockbuster 10pm tonight

    Being a nosy so and so after reading Graham's thread about the Love Craft event and seeing there was a spellbinder blockbuster at 10pm I decided to see what was showing on the Ideal World website. Well all I can say is the powers that be have obviously not heard there is a credit crunch going on unless tonight they are going to really slash the price of the blockbuster which at the moments is a staggering £430.77 for 15 sets of dies, 5 mbossability folders and 3 3d mbossability folders. Included in the package are 5 sets of the new Imperial Gold dies which I understand you need a magnetic adaptor to use but this piece of equipment is NOT included in the blockbuster deal nor can I see it to buy as a seperate item.

    I am truly staggered at the size of the blockbuster - yes there are smaller sets available but I cannot believe they are saying the 5 sets of Imperial Gold dies are on sale - reduced from a massive £189.91 to £99.95. A quick internet search will show any number of retailers that arent even charging the lower price for the 5 sets once they go on general release.

    Of course I will set my sky to record the shows and hope for some really wonderful demo's and will then pop off to Icon uk and place an advance order for the dies I really love and sit back and wait for them to come in March and be pleased I waited and saved myself an arm and a leg.

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    Gosh thank you for mentioning this !

    I would have missed it otherwise, not that I will be shelling out £400+ on dies.

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    I thought exactly the same Morgana, staggering!




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    What? Are they having a laugh?

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    OMG - I feel ill - sends me into a panic attack when they are £200+. I wonder if it is Sue? Will whizz over to her site to see. I hope it is because I can't put up with many more CDs.

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    Well in an odd sort of way that makes me happy! I definitely won't be tempted - as even if the price is slashed in half it's still more than I'm willing or able to part with at the moment. :)
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    Just saw that Jo is doing the launch show tonight. Some info on her blog:

    http://letscreateakajochannon.blogsp...er-launch.html
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    Where is Sue these days? I really find her inspiring and always looked forward to her shows.

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    oops posted twice

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    Any I want will come from icon too............ I don't mind the wait when I get them cheaper.

    I do think they could sell smaller bundles though, what with big energy bills at this time of year I'm surprised there are people out there left to buy this.

    They wll have it on flexipay but I think there must be a lot of people who still have payments to make on those pre-christmas deals that they did...

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