I’ve come across a book called ‘Slow Stitch Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art’ by Claire Wellesley-Smith. I can’t remember where I came across it (I look at too much on social media and craft/psychology magazines) but luckily my local library had a copy. The book is about a ‘less-is-more’ approach to textile art, looking at… Continue reading Slow Stitching
This week for Mental Health Awareness week I arranged for a local charity, RT Projects, to come along and talk about mental health and the work they do. Part of the talk asked us about the difference between normality and abnormality. As someone who has spent the majority of her life thinking she was abnormal… Continue reading Normality v Abnormality
Another week and no stitching again. However I have prepared the fabric for the next stage of the Embroiderers Guild course so there is no excuse for not stitching and the sewing machine will be out this week 🙂 Stitching is the theme for the next session of the craft club I’m involved in at… Continue reading What no stitching!
There have been a few weeks where I’ve felt unsettled, anxious and haven’t been sleeping too well. All signs I need to take care of myself. So, as we were all off work/school, I took a week off blogging, drastically reduced my time on social media, turned my phone off early and spent time with… Continue reading Feeling unsettled
More than half of mental health issues in adults begin before they are 14 years old (information from Heads Together). I remember when I was younger than 14 and how confusing and bewildering it was trying to cope with so many over-whelming emotions – one of which I now know was anxiety. Thankfully over 25… Continue reading Stitched face and children’s mental health
I’ve been very excited this week to find the podcast app on my phone and the world of podcasts, especially as the ones I’ve found have benefitted my mental health and fed my love of stitching. The podcast group (are they called sites, groups or something else?) I found on mental health is Calmer You by… Continue reading Podcasts and leaves
I was excited this week to hear about the development of a new workplace mental health initiative (including a ‘Mental Health at Work’ website and online training) being developed by Heads Together and Mind. 1 in 6 British workers are affected by mental health issues but sadly only 2% of people asked in a survey… Continue reading Workplace mental health and snow day stitching