Embroidery for wellbeing
Join us on Wednesdays for these relaxed, embroidery sessions for all ages. No experience necessary - come along to have a go and discover the wellbeing potential of embroidery!
Children must be accompanied by an adult
ABOUT EMBROIDERY FOR WELLBEING
Did you know that stitching can help if you suffer from anxiety and depression? The pace of this gentle activity is soothing and calming, your mind can settle on one simple task, and peace can be reached. For this reason, this class focuses on one stitch per session, usually paired with some simple mindful exercises we start the session with.
“I’ve been to Milou’s workshop multiple times as I’m trying to engage more in creative activities. I never embroidered before, but I loved the simple project we did, it gave me confidence to be more adventurous with my stitching. And I left feeling really relaxed and positive. Time went so fast!” Emily
“Really enjoyed embroidering my mandala. Couldn’t put it down for days. I also like that I could finish it at The Embroidery Loop, through which I’ve now met new people too.”
MEET THE TUTOR
Milou discovered her passion for embroidery four years ago, whilst working in the world of second-hand and vintage fashion. Seeing it as a radical tool to make art in the times we live in, Milou has been using its slow pace and longstanding association with acts of resistance and wellbeing at workshops across London.
“I really don’t see embroidery as ‘merely’ decorative. Inspired by folklore and folk art, embroidery makes me think of the richness of people’s lives and stories, making the mark it leaves on fabric, a powerful witness of value, care and emotional existence.”