r Thread Therapy – close work hand embroidery as a tool for achieving mindfulness
As well as being a traditional method of creating beautiful arts and crafts, hand embroidery is a useful tool for achieving a state mindfulness. The repetitive nature of the stitching and close work helps to focus the mind and put you ‘in the moment’. We like to call it ‘Thread Therapy‘. It’s a chance for your mind to relax and unburden itself from invasive thoughts. You can read more about hand embroidery and mindfulness here, in a recent blog post.
Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.
Marna has become well known for the fantastic Thread Therapy hand embroidery retreats she runs in the stunning North Yorkshire Moors. A small group are treated to a relaxing weekend of mindfulness and stitching, with delicious meals and relaxing treatments.
There is another option if you haven’t got a whole weekend to spare but are still keen to create something beautiful with Marna.
Enjoy a one-to-one hand embroidery workshop with Marna Lunt
Marna offers one-to-one workshops at her home studio, she will take you (or you and a friend) through the process of creating an embroidered lampshade, lantern or simply help you get to grips with all the basic hand embroidery stitches. You can have a chat in advance and work out exactly how you like to spend the day and what you would like to achieve with your hand embroidery workshop.
Marna regularly adds new dates up when she is available to teach – see all the dates and details here.
To enjoy the workshops and weekend retreats you don’t have to have any experience at all with hand embroidery or fabric. Marna will teach you new skills and inspire you to create something you can be proud of. You leave rejuvenated with a new passion for hand embroidery to soothe your soul.
Hand embroidery is easy to learn, we offer free online embroidery lessons, just sign up for our newsletter by clicking here and we’ll email you with the details to get instant access.