On Friday 29th October at 7pm we will be opening our second exhibition this month. A year ago we began a 'stitched conversation' using stitched postcards as a way of presenting stitch as a language capable of being read. The postcards travelled (virtually) from Land's End to John o' Groats. Each member read the postcard before theirs and made a stitched response. This work will be exhibited on our website and also at the Barony Centre, West Kilbride.
Welcome to Stitched Stories & Wellbeing
We are defined by a passion for stitching and a recognition that our personal stitch practices speak to our wellbeing. The home for both is the Isle of Arran, off the west coast of Scotland.
Stitched Stories began in 2018 as a 52 week challenge to create a stitched postcard every week, or as many as life allows. The idea quickly spread and is now in 24 countries around the world. During the past, difficult times, stitched stories has grown into a huge project that now runs several community stitching opportunities.
Stitching for wellbeing is my own professional practice. I am a textile artist and a meditation teacher and, in recent years, I have brought these two worlds together. My practice helps to fund Stitched Stories community work.
Stitched Stories has responded to the call from Season For Change. A group has been stitching away all summer on panels that depict a conversation between our own wellbeing and that of the planet ahead, of the climate change convention in Glasgow in November. This exhibition is now OPEN HERE. We are delighted to be part of Craft Weekend Scotland from 24th-31st October.