Tag: Mental Health Month

Janice’s Story

Janice tells us craft helped her after a brain haemorrhage. 16 year ago I had a brain haemorrhage. I was scared to be on my own and hubby couldn’t even go to work for me panicking. My parents bought the fabric and threads for a tiger chart I had wanted to do prior to this.…

Sheila's Story

Sheila’s Story

Sheila tells us how cross stitch helped her when she suddenly lost her husband. Christmas Day 2009 my husband stood up to go to bed and collapsed back onto the settee, he was taken to hospital but I was told that he had had a severe brain haemorrhage and there was nothing more they could…

Bab's Story

Babs’ Story

Babs tells us how stitching helps her switch off after studying. I’m a single mum of an 8-year-old (been a single mum for 6 years) and work full time. I’m also studying with the Open University – so I can get a better job and take my son on holiday etc. I can’t really study…

Wendy's Story

Wendy’s Story

You may remember seeing a picture of Wendy’s Love Blossoms cross stitch on our Facebook page recently. It got a lot of love. Today she shares her story about this piece with us. I started this cross stitch (below) when my husband was alive, at the time not knowing he would not make the wedding…

Fiona's Story

Fiona’s Story

Fiona tells us how cross stitch helped her gain closure after the sudden death of her husband. I have been stitching for about 30 years now and 10 years ago I ordered this X Stitch (below) after falling in love with it. It arrived the day after my husband died unexpectedly. On and off I…

Anne's Story

Anne’s Story

Anne tells us how cross-stitch helped her after a diagnosis. I’m 49 and have been diagnosed with PDD-NOS, one of the five subtypes of the autism spectrum disorders, a couple of years ago. My head always gets very busy; cross stitching is proving an excellent medicine for that. Because I concentrate so hard on counting and…

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Gillian’s Story

Gillian shares her story of how crochet helped her after being diagnosed with an illness. I thought I would share my story of how sewing and crochet have helped with my recovery over the past 5 years. I suddenly became ill and found myself in hospital with pleurisy for about 3 weeks, however, I just…