Tea Party

On March 17th, 2018 we held a Tea Party for the public.

We invited members of the public from Oxford and surrounding areas, who practice yarn-based activities, to come along and get to know our project. We also wanted to get some ideas for our research project, such as what questions we should be asking, how to design the study to encourage participation, and what activities could be included in the research.

The Tea Party was held at Modern Art Oxford, who gave us their dedicated Basement Space.

The Plan

Start at 10am with Tea and Coffee

Tea Break

  • Evidence so far
  • Are knitting and crochet good for your wellbeing? (Group Mind-mapping)
  • What do you think? (Whole Group Discussion)


What we learned

We used a ‘Knitting Tree’ to gather feedback about potential research ideas and feedback about the event itself.

We also collected information during discussions and mind-mapping sessions. Our final report on the event will be available soon. We wrote about the day for the University of Oxford’s Department of Primary Care Blog.


You can see the materials we provided the attendees by clicking on links in the plan above, or below:

 Introduction to the project 

What is Psychological Research?

Evidence so far