Whitework – A Gentle Path

A strategy to manage stress from cancer and challenging issues, through mindful creative craft making.

A beautiful creative book, full of inspiring images by artists Denise Wyllie & Clare O Hagan

The book contains almost 100 beautiful photographs of contemporary whitework textiles and their creators, accompanied by insightful commentaries.

Published by Wyllie O Hagan, June 2016
Full Colour, 64 pages, softback
Size: 21cms x 21 cms
Price: £9.99


What people say about our book

“Whitework – A Gentle Path offers both visual stimulation and a means of opening up a wider conversation about the inherent values of the craft. A beautiful and meaningful publication.”
Joe Pitcher co-creator of

“The quiet serenity of art such as Whitework can work wonders to help some people in coping with cancer.”
Jimmie C. Holland, MD, Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology,
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

“It has changed my associations with cancer from grey, bleak, forbidding to light, hope, and thoughtfulness.”
Jane Ray, Artistic Director of The Whicker’s World Foundation,
formerly producer, BBC Radio 4, London, UK

“This book lends itself so subtly and beautifully to the immersion of self when moving through the painful human condition of dealing with uncertainty. The purity of the white contrasting in absence, the darkness of the unknown, that rare intensity that cancer evokes. Denise Wyllie and Clare O Hagan have brought together the acknowledgement of experience within a healing vessel
of creativity.”
Helen Monaghan, BACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist, London, UK

“It was a huge privilege to support this inspirational artwork project. What a beautiful outcome!”
Professor John Hartley, Professor of Cancer Studies, UCL Cancer Institute, London, UK