Sewing mends the soul

It is therapeutic to both write and stitch a secret.  Letting go of a secret is an act of self love.  Sewing slowly, pulling the thread in and out of the fabric with a rhythm. It is calming. The mind is free to wander because the hands are busy.  Take the time to slow down and relax, stitching a little at a time.

Stitching is especially therapeutic if it is done in company. Sharing can help make a trusting relationship between people.

Stitchers stitching
Stitching in company at a Profanity workshop Folkestone 2017
And if it’s a dark secret, what could be better than stabbing that cloth with a sharp needle lots and lots of times! In and out. Kill that secret.

Take inspiration from stitcher Shannon Downey who created this piece:

Shannon Downey
Stitched by Shannon Downey for the anti-Trump Women’s march 2017
Even if you hate sewing, imagine your satisfaction when you finish putting that secret to bed.  You have from now until December 2017 to stitch your secret and send it to us.

Gone. Dispatched. Done.