Mindfulness Crafting

Whilst we all know that my knitting/designing is more than just a hobby; it does provide me with a little income but more importantly for me as I immerse myself in the rhythm of each stitch, I let go of distractions and focus solely on the task at hand. With each movement, there's a profound sense of connection to the present moment, fostering a deep sense of calm and relaxation. Mindfulness knitting isn't just about creating beautiful garments; it's about finding peace and tranquility in the simple act of crafting, one stitch at a time.
Knowing that I get so much out of knitting, I still find the act of designing, the complicated mathematics and the setting out of the pattern quite stressful so I'm on the hunt for other mindfulness crafts.  Want to join me?

slow sewing

Slow Sewing

Slow sewing is about taking the time to create thoughtfully crafted pieces with attention to detail. It's about cherishing the journey of making, rather than rushing to the finish line. By slowing down and immersing ourselves in the act of sewing, we can create fabrics that are not only beautiful but also sustainable and meaningful.

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I think of it a form of doodling but a bit more structured and yet it isn't. An abstract art form of repetitive patterns drawn on paper usually with a black marker pen. The patterns can be various forms of hash lines, circles, triangles, squares, flowers, spirals, paisleys, etc. The overall image can be something familiar like a bird or a flower, or any geometric or abstract shape.