Be Curious - Stitch Memory Journal

Capture memories of your day, notice your surroundings, and practice your stitches with this stitch journal activity.

Wellbeing benefits:

Notice surroundings
Learn new skills
Feel optimistic

Examples of how this activity can help me:

I’d like to be better at structuring my time at work or at home.
I want to keep my mind in the present and ‘enjoy the moment’ more.


10-30 minutes a day for 5 days.
This activity is split into 3 exercises.  We recommend following this in order to build this activity into a routine, and to increase confidence and skills with using stitches and fabrics.

Who can I do this activity with?

On my own or with others.

Where can I do this activity?

This is an outdoor and indoor activity.

How often can I do this activity?

We recommend doing a little bit a day.

What do I need?

  • Some small pieces of fabric 
  • A selection of threads 
  • Needles, pins and sharp scissors 
  • Notepad and pen or digital camera

Did you know?

Research shows that creative activity builds different ways of thinking, and can change our perception of situations.

"Looking at things through the 'lens' of just one idea - such as dots or stripes or ripples made me feel alert to my surroundings in a new way and provided an element of fun. It made a new game of even the simple walk to the bus stop in the morning."

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