Research on the Benefits of Knitting

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A Close-Knit Third Place

Who is in your close-knit community? Do you feel like you have a fabric of connection to those around you? Our local yarn shops (LYS) work to create tight knit communities. Supporting our local arts communities including your LYS can help provide a “third place” to find a sense of purpose, in addition to home and work.The “third place” is a term coined by US sociologist Ray Oldenburg in his 1989 book The Great Good Place. Gathering in a "third place" like a LYS where you can put aside the...

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Featured Research

Project Knitwell and nurses at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital research the impact of knitting on compassion fatigue in Oncology nurses. Read more >

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Made with Padlet

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 & pioneer in field of therapeutic knitting, Founder of Stitchlinks