"Take Your Pleasure Seriously"
This Charles Eames's quotation is definitely our motto!
"For Eames this meant turning design—his pleasure—into his work, but that may not be the best course of action for everyone. Sometimes it just means taking your hobbies and interests more seriously, rather than relegating them to the time you can scrounge up here and there. Make them important, because having fun and enjoying yourself is important." (from here)
We are living a moment where manual crafts are getting more attention, as people are realizing that is a good way to slowdown and relax from the day to day.
Manual activities are also very good to shut down all the turmoil in your head, allowing you to free up your mind in order to appreciate more what really matters in life. And, who knows, having your hands occupied will help you find that answer for a problem you're looking for a while!
The benefits of crafts
Below we are sharing our favorite articles that describe the meditative and the healing power of crafts:
Can craft help solve the mental health crisis?, by The Crafts Council
As the NHS struggles to cope, we explore the case for the health service prescribing making.
How absorbing your concentration in needlework relieves inner turmoil.
Stitching a community: how the soothing power of craft became a key part of lockdown, by Prospect Magazine
"Mindfulness" and "self-care" may be new words, but in relation to crafts they describe something ancient
A stitch in time saves stress down the line, by The Guardian
Renaissance in needlecraft is fuelled by huge social media interest
Needlepoint, the new Hip, Meditative thing to do, by Seasons of the Lake
“It really felt like a meditative process for me and seemed to ease anxiety.”
Take the time to delve into your pursuits and explore them fully. We are here to help!
At unwind studio, our aim is to deliver products for you to create a beautiful piece with your hands and unwind at the same time.
By investing in manual crafts, we are investing in ourselves. Stitching alone, or together in community, we are also stitching ourselves into a calmer peace of mind.
Hope you will enjoy our beautiful collections!
Our "Learning Needlepoint" short video series is ready for you! Take a look, and get ready to start having some fun with this amazing craft technique.
Access our needlepoint booklet for free! Easy instructions on how to start, and a library of our favorite stitches are waiting for you :)
In this article, we share with you 6 reasons why crafts are good for your well-being and mental health.