Embroidery or stitching is a traditional art form which has been around for generations. It can be done by anyone who is willing to learn a new skill and focus on each new task. We’ll all know that embroidery designers can create all sorts of amazing items, all of which are visually appealing. But did you know that taking up embroidery as a hobby has numerous benefits, many of which are associated with our health.
Some people take up new hobbies which can be quite expensive at times, but embroidery isn’t one of them. It is an inexpensive hobby that can be enjoyed by all who are willing to learn. There are two main forms of embroidery, hand and machine. Hand embroidery, both novice and advanced, are inexpensive and enjoyable.
Much like other hobbies, you’ll begin to spend more as your skill set progresses. But even advanced embroiders don’t spend a lot of money on materials and equipment. When you compare it to other hobbies, you don’t need to spend much money to keep yourself up to speed on new techniques and equipment.
There is very little investment for beginners, you only need basic items such as fabric, needles, scissors and a small work area.
One of the best things about embroidery is letting your creative mind free to pursue all kinds of cool designs and patterns. Once you’ve the right embroidery supplies, you can work on all sorts of projects.
You may think you’re not at all creative or innovative, but creativity is a skill we learn through patience and discipline. Once you’re willing to put some time into embroidery, your skill level will increase, and you’ll be surprised at how creative you can be.
Learning a new skill at any age is a real brain booster, you make new synaptic connections in your brain the moment you acquire a new skill. Contrary to popular belief, skill acquisition has nothing to do with age, you can acquire a new skill at any age.
Controlling a needle and thread requires intense concentration and discipline, this forces your brain to learn a new task and create new neural connections. Sewing and embroidery enhance brain function, which is especially good for older adults.
Stress causes all kinds of illnesses and without a way to combat it, you’ll find yourself getting sick more regularly than usual. Embroidery and sewing are highly therapeutic, they help your mind relax while you focus intently on the task at hand.
Living a hectic lifestyle is something many people cannot avoid, so we must find ways to relieve stress and anxiety. Embroidery and sewing are proven to release tension and dramatically reduce stress.
Embroidery is an old artful than has been around for a long time, people are now using it to relax their minds and turn themselves off from the outside world for an hour or 2 a day. It helps you to turn your smartphone off and disconnect from social media. Embroidery allows you to become create and learn a new skill set which is great for your brain.