Project Knitwell’s pilot program working with those affected by homelessness at Street Sense was featured in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Vogue Knitting. Cynthia, a participant in our knitting group at Street Sense says: “Knitting is very relaxing…it’s peaceful. I can go at my own pace…” To read more, pick up the Spring/Summer issue.
Project Knitwell’s work is mentioned prominently in Leslie Petrovski’s article Stitch Happy, in the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of Noro Magazine.
Leslie writes, “Research shows that knitting is good for the ol’ noggin,” referring to the positive impact knitting can have on health, including relief from anxiety, depression, arthritis, and more.
Watch this 3 minute film to learn more about Project Knitwell.
Thanks to Stone Soup Films for donating their time and talent to make this “documentary in a day” to help us tell our story.
Following our successful event with author, coach and physiotherapist Betsan Corkhill in October, Anna Medaris Miller contacted Project Knitwell Executive Director Michelle Maynard about the therapeutic benefits of knitting.
The science is starting to catch up with what crafters already know – Michelle Maynard
Anna wrote 7 Health Reasons to Take Up Knitting which appeared in US News and World Report. Read the article and learn how the simple act of knitting can improve your health.
Watch your newsstand for the early fall issue of Vogue Knitting which features an article about Project Knitwell!
In a post about the value of crafts like quilting and knitting for good mental health, Anne Miller wrote: “In the D.C. suburbs, Project Knitwell has partnered with a handful of hospitals and health agencies to provide knitting lessons, kits and support to patients, their relatives and caregivers. They’ve tracked the positive impact of knitting on stressed-out oncology nurses at the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.”
Executive Director of Project Knitwell, Michelle Maynard, is featured in The College of Holy Cross alumni newsletter. She writes of the value of knitting to ease stress and anxiety as she’s dealt with many life-changing events in her life. She cites research studies and her own experience that support the value of knitting and other creative endeavors to help ease depression and anxiety, create community and fuel well-being.