Exploring the messy realities of using crafting to soften the hard edges of technology
Category: Team Blog
The knitting artifact: Neuroscience and knitting
A look at the weird and wonderful academic articles that have been published about knitting.
Touch and Happiness: What is the evidence?
Can touch have a positive effect on your emotional state? Scientists have wondered this since 1895...
The art of self-care: social butterfly or solo venture?
Emma writes about knitting in the pub and solo-crafting, and how they might promote wellbeing.
Projects: Process vs. Product
– 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
Changing perspectives on our research
On using public input to change our research plan, and getting back to basics.
Knitting at the Winter Olympics
Knitting on and off the slopes was popular with athletes as a way of relaxing. We wonder why that might be.
On Crochet and the Art of Chipping Away
Tiny steps can lead to huge results: Demonstrated using the medium of crochet
Five Ways Crafting Could Help your Mental Health
Anne looks into whether knitting or crochet help your mental health.
Excited and Involved
The lowdown on when and how you can get involved.