25 May 2010

Slow textiles....

Have you ever sat and made something free-style with no purpose, need or objective....

Doing so is good for the soul... Hand-sewing is used in hardy men's prisons to help calm, focus and offer reflection for inmates...and you can get this at home too! Take some meaningful scraps, family keepsakes and tatty trimmings and collage together stitching with needle and thread... pretend you're Tracy Emin and put your soul into it.

Slow textiles in this form can add real value to forgotten time honoured crafts and skills, putting some love into something because you feel like it will improve your mood and sense of worth. Art & Craft can be life changing, fulfilling or something to simply keep you out of trouble.. but do give it a go. Slow down.


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