“Beautiful things come together, one stitch at a time.” Embroidery is one of the traditional Chinese folk handicrafts, with a history of at least two to three thousand years in China. TWIS is proud to offer opportunities for young students to engage in embroidery not only to expose them to this ancient Chinese tradition but also because it has many benefits for students such as improving fine motor skills, promoting mental growth and relieving stress.
The attention to detail that embroidery requires encourages hand-eye coordination, which helps develop fine motor skills that is very important for handwriting. As sewing involves using one’s creativity and imagination to produce patterns, it improves the brain’s ability to grow new brain cells. Lastly, the meditative action of stitching helps students to focus and concentrate on the task that encourages relaxation and mindfulness.