When Life Gives You Lemons…

Stitch Away Stress with Knitting and Crochet

#stitchstressaway and 3 lemons

April is National Stress Awareness Month and we’re so excited about the stress relieving effects of knitting and crochet that we’ve launched a social media campaign to celebrate! Check out our Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter pages throughout April to find fun and unique ways to use knitting and crochet to #StitchAwayStress and share with us how you use these crafts to feel your best. Unwind by stitching and squeezing away stress with an adorable Lemon Stress Ball pattern from creative genius Twinkie Chan.

More info & free patterns

The Truth About Knitting and Crochet….They’re Good for You!

How these crafts can improve your mood, mind and body

In January 2014, the Council released its Changing Global Health One Stitch at a Time video featuring interviews with a wide range of people from older adults to grammar school kids about their experiences with knitting and crochet.


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