Our very first Fidget Blanket workshop is happening in store on Thursday 1st March. We’d love you to drop in and join us, and make a Fidget Blanket that could make someone’s life easier.
What is a Fidget Blanket?
A Fidget Blanket is a busy quilt or blanket with a variety of attachments to fidget with, and it’s designed to help someone with dementia.
People with dementia can experience anxiety and period of feeling unsettled. If they have a Fidget Blanket to occupy their hands, this can help to reduce these feelings. This will result in sufferers being less distressed and trying to wander, placing them in danger of a fall or other injury. Through vary basic trials, it’s also been shown that when a person is more settled they are more likely to engage with family and friends. This increases their quality of life and allows family and friends to enjoy time with their loved ones.
The first date is Thursday 1st March, between 1.30pm and 4pm. These are drop-in events, with no fee. Diane, our tutor, will demonstrate how to make a small quilt with added tactile interest. The Fidget Blanket(s) that you make will be given to people with dementia.
The next drop-in Fidget Blanket workshops are on the following Thursdays: 29th March, 26th April and 24th May.
Do I need to bring anything?
You don’t have to bring anything, but if you can donate any of the following we will be very grateful:
- scraps of tactile fabric, such as net or velvet
- scraps of tassels
- large beads
- fastenings, etc.