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!
……. does it take writing something on how much stitching is good for my mental health to realise not stitching last week wasn’t a great idea 🙂 Not even some creative thinking took place – spent the week catching up on supposedly important jobs after the school holidays. Need to make sure I use… Continue reading Why ……
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
British Summertime begins and the sun is out – still a bit cold though but it’s a sign that summer is on its way 🙂 Only problem is the sun highlights all those nooks and crannys that need cleaning! More doodling/drawing than stitching this week. There are times when you need to spend time planning… Continue reading Sunshine and more light on mental health issues
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