Exploring the messy realities of using crafting to soften the hard edges of technology
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.
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
Research, Stress and Stitches
Beverly Ayling-Smith writes about her experiences of work stress and relaxation by stitching.
Five Ways Crafting Could Help your Mental Health
Anne looks into whether knitting or crochet help your mental health.