Three family generations needlepointing together
How do you want to spend the time, when you are with your beloved ones?
Joana and her family, have found the perfect unwinding and relaxing activity with our needlepoint kits, and we are so happy with this!
Today we want to share with you this beautiful customer story. Not one or two generations stitching together, but three!! Grandma Maria Eduarda, mother Maria de Lurdes, and daughters Joana and Rita, are currently spending their summer vacation in Algarve, Portugal.
Ever since I've introduce this activity to my friend Joana back in January this year, she has passed the stitching addiction to her entire family! Only her sister Rita is at the moment doing her first canvas, but all the others are at their third or fourth canvas!!
Grandma Maria Eduarda is telling me that I need to start selling canvases that can be used for other purposes, like pillows, because she does not have any more free space in her walls to hang these beautiful creations. And we couldn't be more grateful to have customers like these, that push us to evolve and deliver more and better products.
We hear you Grandma, and you will be the one receiving our first pillow design as a gift!
By investing in manual crafts, we are investing in ourselves. Stitching alone, or together in community or family, slowing down and freeing up our minds in order to appreciate more what really matters in life.
Stitching in community or in family, is such an healing activity. As this Guardian article states, "the calming effects of sewing can help people express and heal themselves", and when it's not done alone, it straightens the bond between people. We share, we laugh, we care...
More recently also, people are more and more recurring to crafts and handmade activities as a prescription for mental health problems. This amazing article from The Crafts Council shares beautiful stories everyone should read! From gardening, pottery, weaving, etc. Basically, any manual activity can help tremendously on our mental health and well-being.
"Stories such as these about the healing power of craft are more pertinent now than ever because of a radical shift in government policy on mental health and well-being. ‘For too long we have been fostering a culture that’s popping pills and Prozac, when what we should be doing is more prevention and perspiration."
Hope you enjoy this story, and you feel inspire to try any manual craft!
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.
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