The Soothing Art of Savoring Each Stitch
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- Publication Date: September 6, 2016
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Trim Size: 8 3⁄4 x 8 3⁄4
- ISBN: 9781419721113
- Page Count: 144
- Illustrations: 100 full-color illustrations
- Rights: North America
Crochet Therapy will inspire you to pick up a hook and take some time out of your hectic day to dive into colorful whorls of yarn. Focus, relax, and become more mindful by making more than 20 simple and colorful projects comprised of crocheted mandalas, soothing circles, and other beautiful motifs. Each repetitive pattern helps you engage with your materials, increase your well-being, and unlock your creativity. Mindfulness exercises accompany the patterns and complement the therapeutic effect of crocheting for achieving calm, stress relief, and becoming “effortlessly present” in your craft. Clear instructions and a host of finishing techniques round out the pretty projects and crocheted bounty.
About the author
Betsan Corkhill is an expert in the use of therapeutic fiber arts to improve health and wellness and manage illness. In 2005 she founded Stitchlinks, a nonprofit global support network for taking advantage of the stress-relieving benefits of crafts. Clinically trained in physiotherapy, Corkhill has conducted extensive research into the benefits of handcrafts and is a pioneer in improving well-being through therapeutic knitting and crochet.