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.