A secret that the makers amongst us have known for a long time is the joy of making as a wellness and relaxation practice. Making requires enough of your attention to provide a distraction from the stresses of daily life yet is often repetitive enough to allow you to lose yourself in the rhythm of it. This article explores the Power of Making as a tool to enhance your wellbeing and makes a case for getting lost in the creative flow.
The first in our blog series on ‘The Power of Making’. Inspired by the words of Leanne Praine who writes, “knitting, weaving, embroidery- no matter what the medium is, textiles are both by products and generators of narrative” -this first post explores the idea of making as an act of rewriting the narrative and imagining a kinder and better world.