Your Brain On Embroidery: Ann-Marie Anderson-Mayes
Your Brain on Embroidery - a talk by Ann-Marie Anderson-Mayes
Date: Tuesday 19th March 2024
Venue: Guild House, 565 Canning Highway, Alfred Cove.
Cost: $20.00, includes Drinks and Nibbles
Did you know that 20 minutes per day of art is as effective for improving wellbeing as getting enough exercise and sleep? Or that making art - this includes embroidery! - for as little as forty-five minutes reduces the stress hormone cortisol? When Ann-Marie started Beautiful Stitches in 2012, she thought that she was starting a business to teach embroidery. Which was true, but over time she realised that it was so much more than that. She knew that her work was helping people to build confidence, manage mental health problems, alleviate pain, and grow community. It felt like there was something important and meaningful at the heart of her embroidery, but she didn't have any "proof". New research is showing categorically that participating in art activities is not just good for you - it's integral to being human. Come along to this talk and be fascinated by all the ways that embroidery is so much more than just a fun and engaging hobby.
You will have a chance to talk with Ann-Marie afterwards as we enjoy a drink and nibbles together.
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