We are in the process of writing a ‘systematic review‘ of all the published evidence about the possible benefits of yarn-based activities, which we will submit for publication in a scientific journal. To read some of the most interesting pieces of evidence we have found so far, see the list below.
Riley J, Corkhill B, Morris C (2013) The Benefits of Knitting for Personal and Social Wellbeing in Adulthood: Findings from an International Survey. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 76(2) 50-57.
Mammarella N, Fairfiel B, Di Domenico A (2012) When touch matters: An affective tactile intervention for older adults. Geriatrics & Gerontology International, 12(4) 722-724.
Kathryn Vercillo. Crochet Saved My Life
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (2017) Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing – Second Edition.