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Slow Stitching

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

stitch away the stigma

Slow Stitching

Join us for a unique and relaxing slow stitching and embroidery session designed to promote self-care and mindfulness. In this peaceful gathering, we’ll be embracing the therapeutic art of embroidery, stitching personal and meaningful messages onto squares of fabric.

Experience the calming effects of slow stitching as you embroider your own message of hope, resilience, or personal significance onto a fabric square. This event is part of the Stitch Away the Stigma campaign, created by the inspirational Natalie Needham, who has championed the power of needlework in raising awareness of the impact of substance misuse on the whole family.

Sue Woudstra is our facilitator for the event, providing guided instruction. Whether you’re a seasoned stitcher or new to embroidery, you’ll receive guidance and support to help you create a beautiful piece.

All materials will be provided, including fabric squares, needles, and thread. Enjoy a serene environment where you can unwind, reflect, and focus on the soothing process of hand stitching. Leave with a sense of accomplishment and a personal piece of art that symbolises your journey towards self-care.

This event is for Summer Self-Care for Grieving Hearts Participants only. If you would like to try slow stitching, please add yourself to the waitlist.

Important Notice:

This is not a formal therapy group, but the hope is that it may have a therapeutic impact on your life.  Blossome is not a crisis intervention service. We signpost to other services. Information will be provided at the session to ensure all participants feel supported.


Meet Sue Woudstra.

Q & A about the Slow Stitching Session

Slow stitching is especially beneficial for people who are grieving due to its gentle and nurturing nature. The practice provides a safe space for individuals to slow down, tune into their bodies, and process their emotions at their own pace.

The repetitive slow stitching helps us to slow down and be present n the moment, clearing our busy minds

The slow stitching session takes place at the Stanway Lakelands Community Centre.

The session lasts for 90 minutes. There is time after to enjoy some refreshments and to socialise with the group.

The session is suited to anyone who has been bereaved or affected by someone else’s alcoholism or addiction. It will enable you  to explore emotions that come up in a safe supportive environment. No slow stitching experience is necessary.

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August 13
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Stanway Lakelands Centre
Colchester, Essex


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