- Playing with colour and texture stimulates the senses and makes us feel good
- A motivator to get out and socialize and relate to others by taking classes, or joining Stitch n Bitch groups
- Develops a sense of satisfaction, confidence and pride as new skills are acquired and projects are completed
- Once a skill is mastered the repetitive nature of stitching (ie knitting) can be meditative and relaxing
- Crafting gives us something we can share with others and makes us feel worthwhile
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
A couple of years ago I said good-bye to a regular pay check and damn good health benefits when I quit my day job and pursued a life of crafting. I had gone back to work after a year-long medical leave and realized that I just wanted to be home knitting.
Eventually crafting became quite an obsession. I amassed mountains of yarn and avalanches of fabric, beads, and ribbon. I invested in knitting machines, a good sewing machine, and serger. I had no idea that I was slowly building a crafting empire. I also learned a lot from books. I taught myself how to use my machines and learned new techniques in knitting, crochet, quilting and embroidery.
Crafting gave me a reason to get up every day. My confidence in my skill and abilities went from non-existent to being ready to go out in public and join others for Stitch and Bitch groups, and then to teaching others how to knit.
Vintage Baby Revival. I have exhibited at the One of a Kind Show in Toronto and am hoping to be a regular exhibitor from now on.
I blog about my crafty pursuits and sometimes a little bit about depression over at Close Knit. I hope to inspire others to get their craft on whether or not they consider themselves creative-I believe anyone can do it.
Top Five Reasons Creating is Therapy
Posted by 100 mile finds at Wednesday, May 04, 2011
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