Came across an article in the newspaper recently reinforcing something we sewing girls have known for some time, that hand embroidery has some health benefits.
According to the article from the Sunday Tasmania...
The article went on to explain that " young stressed professionals are now taking up needlepoint as a way to relax and enjoy the benefits of their labour, and medical experts are supportive of embroidery as an effective way to improve creativity and mindfulness"
Dr Marlies Alvvarenga, director of the Monash Clinical Psychology Centre at Monash University, says "embroidery is known as logic relaxation".
Further benefits of hand embroidery were:
*Training the brain to help with creativity and developing creative solutions
*Lowering of blood pressure
Judy Newman supported this notion by saying that in the past 10 years she has seen a growth in the numbers of young professionals taking up the pursuit. "It's as though young women are missing some of the things older women in their families used to do".