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
Busy week preparing for the craft club at work and Learning @ Work week. Finished the tea bag samples which are cute. My favourite is the one with the bright flowers. People seemed intrigued by stitching on tea bags at the craft club and it was interesting to see how they used the detached daisy… Continue reading Needle, thread and tea bags
Machine stitching and hand stitching this week. I’ve finished the next part of the Embroiderers Guild course and my sea holly looks like this now. I’ve added the teasel to the middle of the petals. It doesn’t show well in the photo but the petals have been shaped so they aren’t flat. Next step is… Continue reading From nothing to lots
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