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Stitching without purpose

I started slow (mindful) stitching this week.  The aim of mindful stitching is to be more ethical with your stitching materials and to be more aware of/concentrate on the movement of your needle rather than the item you are stitching. So with this in mind I rummaged through my fabric and thread stash for materials… Continue reading Stitching without purpose

Anxiety · Depression · mental health · Sewing · Stitching

Slow Stitching

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

Depression · mental health · Sewing · Stitching

Sunshine and more light on mental health issues

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