Significant Seams strengthens the seams of community using textiles and related craft.
Sewing has a rich heritage of fellowship and social support. Sewing also has been proven to be medically beneficial to survivors of trauma and those experiencing anxiety and depressive disorders. It activates the ‘relaxation response,’ a counterpoint to the heightened state of alertness (fueled by ‘fight or flight’ hormones) associated with stress related conditions.
Significant Seams draws on both the scientific and social characteristics of sewing to build community and support the vulnerable and disadvantaged. Founded in 2011, Significant Seams is proudly celebrating its 5th year from September 2016.