Creative Wellbeing Series - Stitch Meditation

  • 3-5pm
  • Michael Pearson Boardroom, First Floor, Students' Union
  • Free
  • Booking required
  • Students only
Hand embroidered running stitch in white wool on different overlapping pieces of colourful fabric including yellow spots on brown, white spots on indigo blue and red flowers.

Booking information

Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance via Target Connect

Contact information

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LU Arts / Student Wellbeing Advisers
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Workshop

A gentle textile workshop to help you de-stress.

Come and join in with a gentle textile exercise designed to give you space and time to breath. Stitch Meditation, sometimes referred to as Slow Stitching, is a creative process designed to develop mindfulness by focusing on the stitching process and not the end product.

This session will include small, manageable sewing exercises which encourage play and experimentation with materials for the simple joy of it. No previous experience necessary and all materials are provided.

About the workshop leader

Dr Sarah Green is an Arts for Health and Wellbeing Creative Practitioner and Researcher, specialising in developing creative art and textile craft workshops that facilitate participants’ health and wellbeing. Sarah’s PhD (2020) examined the wellbeing benefits of textile crafting for men experiencing vulnerabilities. As an artist Sarah is trained in drawing, printmaking and sculpture. She is a self-taught textile artist and a member of the Stitching Together Network. Sarah also holds a BA in Fine Art and MA Art in the Public Sphere from Loughborough University.

About the Creative Wellbeing Series

This workshop is part of a series of sessions focusing on creativity, mental heath and wellbeing. Each session involves an opportunity to be creative with access to the LU Arts ‘trolley’ as well as talks from wellbeing practitioners from the NHS Vitaminds service, Advisers from the Wellbeing team and Local Artists. This is also an opportunity to meet with other students who may have similar experiences and interests to you.

Accessibility

The sessions take place in one of the upstairs meeting rooms in the Students' Union. There is lift access to the first floor and there are accessible toilets on the ground and first floors in the Union.

If you have any specific access requirements or anything you would like us to be aware of when running the event, please email studentwellbeing@lboro.ac.uk in advance of booking and they will do their best to accommodate them.