Research on the Benefits of Knitting

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Knitting and Building Resilience

Our mission at Project Knitwell is to provide opportunities for those facing stressful situations to learn to knit and build resilience at the same time. Resilience is typically defined as the capacity to recover from difficult life events. In the last decade, Project Knitwell volunteer instructors have repeatedly witnessed how the process of learning to knit helped build resilience for patients, caregivers, and community members facing challenges. According to a researcher involved with...

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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