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 Whats the difference between the tan embossing mat and the no shim, shim?

    Look very similar to me, just wondered waht the difference is?
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    Similar make up but thicker I think Angie.

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    ah right thanks Jan, thought it might of looked a smidge thicker
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    What's a shim?
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    It's just another name for making something thicker, when you use your cuttle bug sometimes you need to make the sandwich thicker so you add a piece or pieces of card
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    I heard one of the presenters talking about the no shim, shim but couldn't find it to buy anywhere. Where can I find one for my Cuttlebug?

    Found it on another thread. Apparently it is the new Cuttlebug Embossing Mat.
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