I was working with a couple of students this week of Youngish Quilter age, so I ran a few ideas past them for this post. They liked the idea of a little mascot that would fit in a pocket. With exams on the horizon, a friendly face, a motivational word or two. Anyway - this … Continue reading Pocket Mascot
This month, we are focussing on sewing and well-being. Today, we shine a light on the work of Lorina Bulwer (1838-1912), a woman who, having been denied her freedom and power of expression, used her needlework to give vent to her feelings and thoughts. image by Norfolk Museums Collection Born in Suffolk, after the death … Continue reading Stitching how you feel: Lorina Bulwer
Our word of the day is 'patience'. Patience with ourselves, with others and also our quilting! Being patient and kind to ourselves is really important to our well being. In a busy world that never stops and the fast pace of technology, sometimes we need to take a moment to ourselves and have some 'me' … Continue reading Patience
Happy Monday everyone! It's well being month here at Youngish Quilters and today's motto is 'be a pineapple!'. Stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside. That means be confident, know your own self worth and be kind to yourself and others. If you fancy making your own pineapple visit the Sew … Continue reading Be a pineapple!
Check out this interesting article on The Guardian website exploring sewing and wellbeing. Did you know about the calming effects of sewing? And how it can help people express and heal themselves? Click here for the full story... The lovely illustration above is by Eva Bee
We hope you enjoyed our environmentally-aware themed January here at Youngish Quilters. I think we all agree that considering how our stitching impacts on the world around us is important. But how about the effect on each and every one of us as individuals? I know quilting helps me to relax - the act of … Continue reading Welcome to February – and a book giveaway!!