Research on Therapeutic Knitting






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“Working with your hands makes you feel good…. we now know that the creative making process can be specifically harnessed to promote healing biologically, neurologically, behaviorally, and socially…. which has the power to transform people’s lives.”

Betsan Corkhill

Clinically trained physiotherapist, founder of Stitchlinks, and pioneer in field of therapeutic knitting

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Programs on Hold

On March 13, 2020, Project Knitwell placed a hold on therapeutic knitting sessions in observance of the public health recommendations designed to decrease the spread of coronavirus. We will be contacting our volunteers and partners when this status changes.