– By Anne Ferrey When we started the Yarnfulness Project, our goal was to find hard evidence on the effect of crochet/knitting/crafting on well-being. In researching this, we’ve tended to think about the benefits of crafting as if they would be similar for everyone – despite individual differences, we have been thinking about crafters as … Continue reading Projects: Process vs. Product
On using public input to change our research plan, and getting back to basics.
- Lucy Sutcliffe Lucy Sutcliffe is an artist, designer, maker, and textiles teacher, having studied for a BA in Textiles at Goldsmiths University. Her work uses a combination of mixed media, print and stitch, taking inspiration from vintage materials and postcards. She has written for us about her experiences with craft and wellbeing. As a … Continue reading My vessel of escapism
Knitting on and off the slopes was popular with athletes as a way of relaxing. We wonder why that might be.
Tiny steps can lead to huge results: Demonstrated using the medium of crochet
Beverly Ayling-Smith writes about her experiences of work stress and relaxation by stitching.
As our project is about including a community of contributors, we don't want to be the only ones writing on the blog.
Anne looks into whether knitting or crochet help your mental health.
The lowdown on when and how you can get involved.