A new project has been launched to create a ‘Cloth of Kindness’ for the James Paget University Hospital.
Patients, visitors and staff are being invited to attend crafting sessions in the hospital chapel each Friday afternoon, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, from this week, 1 March until Friday 5 April, where individuals can embroider and create their own unique patch of kindness that will then be sewn together to create the cloth.
The project aims to bring people together to sew their thoughts and experiences of kindness on to the patches. You don’t have to have any experience with sewing or embroidering – beginners and all ages are welcome – and project manager Gill Perks and artist Sally-Anne Lomas, who made the first Cloth of Kindness, will be on hand to support anyone who would like to take part.
Sally-Anne was inspired by the writings of Julian of Norwich and the idea of being ‘enfolded in love’ in creating the cloth, which includes personal interpretations of what kindness is about.
The Sewing with Compassion workshops give you the opportunity to relax and meet others, and to create something that is special, which will then be kept in the chapel as a comfort to patients and relatives.