How Crafting Heals

Mental Health Benefits of Weaving: An Interview with Wallflower Weavings

I have followed Sophie of Wallflower Weavings on Instagram for awhile. I love the rich texture, color choices, and detail in her work. Just looking at the images online feels therapeutic to me. Therefore, I was thrilled when I saw a post mentioning that she finds weaving to be healing. I asked if she would be willing to do an interview, and she generously shared her thoughts on the mental health benefits of weaving.

How Crafting Heals

5 Ways Rag Rug Weaving Improves Mental Health

There aren't many (any?) books out there on how weaving improves mental health. Likewise, you won't find a lot of writing about the mental health benefits of crochet, knitting, embroidery, woodworking, scrapbooking, or any other crafts.

Nevertheless, people are writing about how crafting heals.

Craft Therapy

Crafting Meaning: How to Find Belonging through Craft

Emily Esfahani Smith has authored a compelling book titled, "The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters." This book isn't literally about hands-on crafting. Instead, it is a well-researched guide to finding meaning in life. However, her research can be combined with research into how crafting heals to help us in crafting meaning for our lives.