Cross stitch your way to better mental health

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Sewandso has partnered with Mind to bring you six cross stitch kits that will aid in well-being and mental health.

Every year, one in four people will experience a mental health problem. Mind exists to ensure that anyone experiencing these issues has somewhere to turn for advice and support. Relaxing activities like cross stitch can help reduce stress and improve your mental well-being.

Kelly Lambert, Neuroscientist, says “The vast amount of ‘brain real estate’ isn’t often called on to function in coordination and communication, as it seems evolutionary designed to do. But when we activate our own effort-driven reward circuitry, it squirts a cocktail of feel-good neurotransmitters, including dopamine (the “reward” chemical), endorphins (released with exercise), and serotonin (secreted during repetitive movement)”- Such as the repetitive motion of cross stitching

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That’s why SewandSo has partnered with Mind to create six stunning cross-stitch kits to help aid in well-being and mental health. What is really great about these kits is that they have cheerful, bold patterns that don’t take too long to make and have minimal colour changes. So, you can just enjoy your time stitching and not worry too much about the pattern. Cross-stitch is a type of active meditation which focuses on a simple task that requires a repetitive motion, such as stitching row by row. It is this that helps people to concentrate and replace negative thoughts and create a sense of calm.

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SewandSo has pledged £5,000 to support Mind and will be donating at least 10% of all revenues raised through kit sales. We really want to raise awareness of mental health and well-being with these kits, and ensure that no one has to face a problem on their own and give them an outlet such as craft to help with any mental health issues.

Cross Stitch to CalmThese beautiful kits come from the book, Cross Stitch to Calm by Leah Lintz. With bold, simple projects based on easy-to-stitch shapes, Cross-Stitch to Calm will let crafters enjoy a soothing hobby while creating an attractive finished project.

Start on the path to wellness today with our cross-stitch kits. Do you have a story of how craft has helped you? Do you want to share a craft project with us? If so, please comment below, tag us on Facebook, Twitter and on Instagram.

 

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Nadine dabbles in a wide range crafts. If it's pretty and she wants to make it, she'll learn the technique to do so. She is also never without a cup of tea in her hands.

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