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Make a BeCalm Blanket with Marta Madison - Holiday Workshop

Make a BeCalm Blanket with Marta Madison - Holiday Workshop

BeCalm Blankets provide sensory or tactile stimulation through the use of fabric swatches, coloured objects, textures and the use of simple accessories such as pockets, laces, trims, appliques, buttons, secured beads, ribbons, braids etc. Even small stuffed toys are welcome additions!

This three hour course enriches our community by helping you create and donate to a loved one with dementia. You will learn about the stages of dementia, what causes fidgeting behaviours and how to lay out and construct your BeCalm blanket.

The blankets help calm those with dementia, as they are shown to ease the fidgeting/restlessness that often begins as the disease progresses. The items on the blanket are designed to provide visual and tactile stimulation to the person by incorporating fabrics and objects of different contrasting colours and textures. Auditory input can also be achieved by including objects that make a noise when moved or tapped together (e.g. dangling a few shells together). By creating a lap mat with objects that are familiar and of interest to your loved one, you can personalise their mat and provide an opportunity for reminiscing together.

Some sewing skills are necessary .

Materials List
Please bring 1 sturdy, thick pillow case
Quilting batting – 1 metre square (can be purchased on the day for $4 per person)
Buttons, zippers and fancy threads. Lace items, hand-worked linens or hankies and even pockets saved from used blue jeans.
Keys, luggage tags, toy cars or planes or tools that may bring back memories. Small stuffed clean toy. Photos or embroidered items – any personal effects that can be sewn safely onto the mat.
Bring a sewing kit with scissors, sewing thread, needles and straight pins.

$75 Limited inc GST / $65
Make a BeCalm Blanket with Marta Madison - Holiday Workshop

<p>BeCalm Blankets provide sensory or tactile stimulation through the use of fabric swatches, coloured objects, textures and the use of simple accessories such as pockets, laces, trims, appliques,

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