Taking part in hand crafts involving yarn is both rewarding and relaxing. It is a challenge to your mind, but not to the point that you would feel mentally exhausted. This makes it great therapy for de-stressing. It should come as no surprise therefore, that doing yarn crafting yields health benefits.
Read about the health benefits in the following blog post:
By Kathryn Vercillo. “10 Most Important Health Benefits of Yarncrafting” , Lionbrand Blog, May 20,2014. Web May 24,2014. <http://blog.lionbrand.com/2014/05/20/10-most-important-health-benefits-of-yarncrafting/>.
10 Most Important Health Benefits of Yarncrafting By Kathryn Vacillo
Blogger and author Kathryn Vercillo is an expert in the area of using crafting to heal, having researched the topic extensively for her book Crochet Saved My Life. This is part one in her 6-part series for us on the topic of yarncraft health. Read her previous blog posts on the Lion Brand Notebook here.
Yarn heals. Whether you prefer needles or hooks or a combination of both, crafting can soothe your body and mend your mind. Anecdotal evidence has shown this for decades and new research confirms it with science. The benefits people report are seemingly endless. Here are the top 10 yarncrafting health benefits.
1. Knitting and Crochet Relieve Depression
Depression relief is by far the most reported and studied benefit of crochet and knitting. The repetition of the crafts has been shown to release serotonin, a natural anti-depressant. CNN recently reported that “in one study of more than 3,500 knitters, published in The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 81% of respondents with depression reported feeling happy after knitting. More than half reported feeling “very happy.”
2. Crafting Reduces Anxiety
Yarncrafts helps with various forms of anxiety. It keeps your hands busy and mind focused …… Read More
I often go to the manufacturer’s website directly to look for yarns, sometimes they introduce new, and other times they just might have a good clearance going on. Bernat, Red Heart, Lion Brand just to name a few. I also sign up for the newsletters by email since you get a heads up on new yarns being introduced , as well as access to free patterns.
Here is an interesting new yarn that Bernat is introducing… I just love the luscious colors and love working with bright, vibrant self striping colors.
Introducing Bernat Mosaic – Luxury and Style
We have a special treat for you today. Introducing Bernat® Mosaic, your new favorite yarn. First – be stunned by the richness of the colors; Second– be inspired by the inventive color combinations; Third – be amazed as the long stripes appear between your fingers; and Finally, enjoy knowing that caring for the finished product is as easy as can be.
Bernat® Mosaic is a worsted-weight yarn, perfect for afghans, garments, and accessories. The color shifts look great in simple stockinette, with textured details, as crochet motifs, and anything else you can come up with. Bright, dark, subtle, bold – jump into your favorite color scheme and go where the yarn takes you. Even beginners can create their own work of art with Bernat® Mosaic.
There are many yummy colors available to see them click here: Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Source: Bernat Newsletter and Bernat Website: http://www.bernat.com/index.php
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