I need ideas for craft projects memorialising loss of various different kinds.
My housemate and are inviting people over for a weekend where we'll do crafts that have to do with loss and with all the things and people we have lost over the year. This will be a pretty serious affair; two of my grandparents died this year, and there may well be other people there who have lost nearer relatives. But it will also be open to people doing something that's about the cute handbag they left on the Tube.
We have some ideas already, but it would be good if we could smooth things along by having a lot of suggestions for projects, especially since it's easy to freeze or block up when you're feeling a lot of emotion. There will probably be a wide range of crafting ability.
Any general suggestions about how to run this well would be more than welcome. The current plan is to have a long drop-in, drop-out weekend, with the possibility for some people to sleep over if they need to. We're expecting somewhere around half-a-dozen people to attend, give or take. The event will be kinda-tangentially related to the Pagan festival of Samhain
, but this will not be a major part of the proceedings, and most of the people attending will not be Pagan.