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Learn a new skill and boost your wellbeing: 10 craft workshops to try this spring

If you've been meaning to take up a creative pursuit, there's never been a better time; studies have shown that crafting lowers stress levels and increases happiness, and working on a creative project can also help to ease the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

From patchwork to block printing, there are a number of skilled makers who teach others through in-person workshops and online classes. So, whether you prefer to learn a creative skill while having a glass of wine with friends and meeting other like-minded people, or want to pick up a new hands-on project while taking an online class at your kitchen table, there are opportunities to suit all tastes.

Ready to learn something new? We've rounded up some of the best classes on offer this spring (and beyond)...

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