Exhibition helps bring healing to those suffering loss

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A recent exhibition in Hadleigh has been exploring the often upsoken elements of grief and loss.

Good Grief, which ran at St Mary’s Church at the end of May, showcased the work of textile artist Jacqui Frost who started embroidering as a way of expressing her grief when her husband died of cancer.

The poignant exhibition pulled no punches about the pain and hurt and endless questions as to why these things happen.

Yet it was expressed in a thoughful way which it is hoped will help others come to terms with their pain.

The organiser of the exhibition, Pauline Thrower said: “It is an amazing piece of work, both from the embroidery viewpoint and the subject which is very poignant but beautiful. It is the way a widow was helped through embroidering on white handkerchiefs to express her grief and find healing.”

Alongside the exhibits, there was a book of remembrance and a notice board where people could post messages to lost loved-ones. Church volunteers were on hand to speak to people about their feelings. It was part of a wider church event offering advice on end-of-life care.