I'm fascinated by creativity and stuckness - why some people can never start, why some people can never finish, and why some people who create a lot are never quite satisfied but don't know why. 

In my years of teaching, I've met all of these - and some who can tick all three boxes! I've spent a lot of time researching and pondering how to break this cycle and get things moving again, as I know first-hand just how miserable it is to be stuck, or to create work that you are just not happy with - and the way it can erode your confidence in what you are doing or why.

I think I might have some answers, but for now it would be hugely useful if you could answer some questions about your own creativity and possible areas of stuckness.

Please note - there is absolutely no judgement attached to any of these questions, and this is a safe, anonymous space. Thank you for taking the time to share with me, I really appreciate it. 

Let's begin...

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* 1. Have you ever had any formal training in textiles or embroidery e.g. City & Guilds?

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* 2. When you are creating, which is more like you?

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* 3. Do you have a stash and how big is it?

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* 4. How old is your oldest Work in Progress or unfinished project?

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* 5. How satisfied are you with your finished pieces of work?

Not at all Love it all
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* 6. If you had to choose ONE bit of the creative process, what do you enjoy the most?

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* 7. Which of these apply to you? Tick as many as you need to:

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* 8. Please indicate where you usually find yourself - are you more often stuck or unstuck?

Never stuck Always stuck
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* 9. What do you do at the moment to get yourself unstuck or out of a funk?

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* 10. Finally, if you were being brutally honest and blunt with yourself, what do you need most? Choose ONE of these!

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