7 Health Reasons to Take Up Knitting


Photo courtesy of US News and World Report

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.

Project Knitwell Mentioned in Yahoo Makers Post

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.”

Holy Cross Alum Writes about the Value of Knitting

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.