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New Year, New Hobby? Check Out These 5 Items from The Works


New Year, new resolutions, but making a resolution is just a start. People jump into the New Year with lofty aspirations and then realise that they can’t follow through after the first week of January is gone.

Experts advise that it is more attainable to set goals that you can follow through in measured steps, and one such goal everyone should have is to find a fulfilling hobby for relaxation.

It has probably been a stressful last year, but you can make this year different by investing in simple hobbies that will bring joy to you and your home this year. That’s why this selection from The Works is perfect – both for personal hobbies and as gifts for your loved ones. 

Complete Colouring and Sketch Studio 

This is the mother lode for both aspiring and seasoned artists. If you want to start creating more beauty with your hands this year (or you want to revive a painting habit), this set contains pencils, paintbrushes, and a watercolour set that you’ll need on your painting journey. Wrap it up for your artsy child (not to miss out the glossy wooden storage case is so beautiful) or buy it for yourself and get to painting!

Art Therapy Anti-Stress Colouring Book 

Take your alone time to the next level with this satisfying colouring book, suitable for adults and children. This is especially helpful for amateur artists or people who cannot draw at all. All you have to do is fill in, shade and scribble to reveal intricate, beautiful patterns. You can be artistic without being a pro! Get the Art Therapy Colouring Pencils from The Works to make a complete and thoughtful gift set for your friends or family who need relaxing art and craft hobbies this year. This is therapy in a (colouring) book.

Crawford and Black A3 Sketchpad

It would help if you had a medium to express yourself, and that’s where a sketchpad comes in. Having a sketchpad is almost like having a journal, but for drawing, and it can also be a practice sheet before you commit your work to the canvas. It fits into your bag so you can capture an image that tickles your imagination wherever, whenever. This sketchpad has up to 30 sheets of white cartridge sketch paper suitable for pencil, watercolour and charcoal art. 

Boldmere 10 Piece Brush Set – Round and Flat Gold Taklon

Whether your medium is acrylics or oils, working with a paintbrush that responds fluidly to your strokes will elevate every painting experience. This brush set is just too gorgeous to keep for yourself, pick up extra to give as gifts to the artsy people in your life this year. 

The Complete Beginners’ Guide to Crotchet

If you’ve always wanted to take up crocheting but it seemed too intimidating, and you didn’t know where to start, this handy guide breaks down everything you need to the simplest steps. You can learn from scratch, at your own pace. Challenge yourself and create beautiful gifts, clothing and home items; your friends won’t stop talking about your talent.

Whatever your interests are, you will find the perfect items to get you started in this collection on The Works. Tuck in after a stressful day and unwind for better mental wellbeing and productivity this year.



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