About The Course


Skill level: All Levels – this course assumes zero knowledge of knitting.

Start living the life you were destined for!

  • Do you suffer from a lack of confidence or feel isolated?
  • Do you suffer from anxiety, stress, trauma, PTSD or are recovering from addiction and are looking for a practical way to calm your fears and mind?
  • Do you want to achieve mindfulness on the go while combating boredom?
  • Don’t have the time or patience to attend a traditional meditation or yoga class but would like to succeed with the same or better mindfulness results?
  • Do you want to improve your mental agility, experience true enjoyment and gain a sense of purpose?
  • Do you want to go beyond what you thought previously possible improving your health both emotionally and physically?
  • Do you want a new mindfulness activity that is cost effective, productive and fun to do either by yourself or with others?

Learn from a knitting enthusiast, Australian Merino wool farmer and mindfulness coach, Vanessa Bell.

Vanessa Bell, Owner & Founder of Sarah Jane Bond has a diverse background in high fashion, finance and media.  Vanessa gave up her media career after moving from Sydney to live with her grazier husband and son in 2013, she now calls one of the world's finest Merino growing districts home (Goulburn in New South Wales).

As a knitter and a farmer, Vanessa is passionate about Merino wool producing hand knitted woollen baby blankets; she is keen to teach others how to achieve mindfulness through the practical application of knitting. 

Vanessa takes you on a journey as she explores the parallels between knitting and meditation focusing on knitting as a tool for open eye meditation.  This course discusses the benefits of engaging in knitting in a mindful way, presents simple exercises focusing on intention and provides clear, easy-to-follow project instructions with the goal of experiencing happiness and a genuine sense of achievement.

The practice of knitting as a form of mindfulness is a form of positive psychology.  It has been linked to increased positive feelings, a greater sense of coherence, improved quality of life, greater empathy, greater satisfaction in relationships and increased hope. 

Vanessa has personally experienced the benefits of knitting for mindfulness after suffering severe panic attacks post a traumatic life event.  Vanessa was able to completely heal herself through her knitting, astounded by the incredibly positive life changing results. 

"It's tremendous to see our students discovering the therapeutic benefits associated with Knitting For Mindfulness.  It affects them on every level emotionally, physically and spiritually.  I truly hope in doing this course our students are able to enjoy a new found passion for life, to live a life of purpose and to gain self confidence and happiness through their knitting and mindfulness time." Vanessa Bell

Have fun while you learn

Vanessa will take you on a journey un-tapping personal outcomes previously thought impossible.  Using mindfulness and knitting activities Vanessa will give you the confidence to make knitting an essential instrument for life. 

What you’ll learn

  • What is knitting mindfulness and how can it help you?
  • How to practice mindfulness through yarn
  • Simple pleasures through a knitting project
  • Connecting to the world through knitting

Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?

  • No existing knitting knowledge is required
  • Students are encouraged to knit throughout this course however no specialist equipment is required beyond knitting needles and woollen yarn

Who this course is for:

  • This course would suit people who are looking for a practical alternative to traditional meditation techniques

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