Getting Through a Pandemic With Old-Fashioned Crafts
Crafts during difficult times
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Handicrafts such as crochet, knitting, and embroidery—traditionally practiced by women and by the elderly—carry passive associations.
Counting the movements of hooks and needles, row after row, requires patience, focus, and persistence. This, combined with the mental health benefits of crafting, is needed to weather a disaster that's defined by waiting.
Crafts during difficult times
Many have turned to yarn crafts as a form of stress relief.
You can learn too. To crochet, or knit, or cross-stitch is to make something and to make sense of it, creating something lasting out of solitude.
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