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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Health benefits of yarn arts and crafts

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Textile arts and crafts contribute to your mental and physical wellbeing and the research is starting to come out on this. Spinning maintains your peripheral dexterity , mobility and strength in your hands because you are drafting and managing fibre all the time. If you are spinning on a manual wheel it is keeping your ankles flexible and the circulation to your feet in order. Yarn arts and crafts keep tendons supple and your brain working. They are very much brain based learning and ensure you participate in life long learning. Kathryn Vercillo has written a well researched  article about the 10 most important benefits of yarncrafting.  The importance of textile arts and crafts to people's health and wellbeing cannot be denied.

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