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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Now everyone knows

Sewing (crafting) is excellent for your health.  I think we knew this anyway.


Shirley Ann said...

Yep, we knew that :) Sewing has soothed my soul for years, and more recently going through breast cancer treatment. It was the only thing I could do to totally get away from my thoughts.

Colleen Gander said...

I felt this, intuitively but evidence is always good in this day and age. I have wondered for a long time if my mother's dementia and alzheimer's is made worse because she can no longer knit and sew as she always has. When she watches me work, she steps back in time and seems so sad that she can't do it any more.

Margy said...

Such a good article...thanks for the link!

Dorothy DotDot said...

I agree as I am at home so much that I don't know what I'd do without it.

velosewer said...

My GP supports crafting/sewing for the same reasons. Except I have to do more creative stuff from time to time. I love his diagnosis!

Vicki said...

Interesting! Well I had better get back to the machine :)