Saturday, 29 April 2017

Rehabilitation Embroidery

Following on from the previous post about Ami James ...
I came across this article about how embroidery therapy was used to help wounded World War 1 soldiers. It was widely used for in the rehabilitation of British and Commonwealth soldiers; apparently there is an example in St Paul's Cathedral in London, which I haven't spotted when visiting (note to self for next time...). Embroidery skills were taught by volunteers to help the soldiers "forget their disability". Recent studies have also confirmed the benefits of stitching to help people deal with traumas!

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