The colourful handbook The Power of Textiles invites us to discover the potential of our hands and recognize the well-being effects of creating with textile materials.
The author of the texts Jasmina Ferček and the author of the image Tjaša Bavcon joined forces with the co-authors andan original homebook was created, which with practical guidance guides us to create with textiles in a more mindful, self-exploring and fulfilling way.
In the handbook you will learn about the results of the author‘s research on the connection between women, textiles andwell-being, with statements from craftsmen about experiencing the role of textiles in their lives, as well as instructionsand inspirational photos for the preparation of various projects / products, both for individual work and for group creativegatherings. Most of the projects are the work of the Oloop collective, for which it received many international awards.
Creative activities with textiles have been proven to have a positive impact on well-being, quality of life and health, whether created alone or in a group. Their effects are particularly noticeable during periods of increased stress andvulnerability – when, for example, you get sick, lose your job, move or grieve. Creating with textiles encouragesinterpersonal interactions and offers mental and physical challenges, strengthens self-confidence and contributes to self-actualization.
Fotografija: Kristjan Jarni