Crafting Is Good For the Brain?

I came across this on my Facebook feed and read it.

It seems crafting with textiles is relaxing. Who’d a thunk it?

I know when I knit, crochet (haven’t done either in years), braiding, beading…pretty much anything that allows me to turn my brain off for a while without getting frustrated leaves me feeling more relaxed than I thought possible.

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I still write fanfiction and edit for others, but my life has moved on to other things. Now I’m interested in Essential Oils and a healthier lifestyle.

Posted on August 5, 2015, in posts. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Knitting relaxes me too, doesn’t matter whether it is a simple stitch pattern or a more complicated one. I find it hard to sit in one place without knitting or spinning fiber. I’ve also noticed that my blood pressure will decrease after spinning for a short while.

  2. Reblogged this on natsgirl1 and commented:
    This explains a lot for me. I learned needle raft from my Polish grandmother. Making art from thread has been rewarding on so many ways. Great explanation!

    • Thank you :). I learned to crochet as a kid and taught myself to knit. I’ve done lots of crafts through the years but the one thing they all had in common was they were all textile in nature. String art, rug hooking, Kumihom (Japanese braiding), beading/weaving, weaving with kids looms…and I’ve found that my world seems to center itself when I’ve got some sort of craft on the go which is something I had forgotten until very recently.

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