Amazing Threads Updae: Hello from Norway
In the latest newsletter from Jane Slicer Smith @ Signature Knits shared the need to continue our craft for the therapeutic outcomes. Crafts such as knitting, crochet, weaving, ceramics, needlework and woodwork focus on repetitive actions and a skill level that can always be improved upon.
According to the psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi psychologist this allows us to enter a "flow" state, a perfect immersive state of balance between skill and challenge. With what is increasingly referred to today as "mindfulness" being a much-desired quality for many people, it's not surprising crafts are being sought out for their mental and even physical benefits.
Craft as therapy
For over a century, arts and craft-based activity have been a core part of occupational therapy that emerged as a distinct health field around the end of the first world war.'
Greetings from Norway....yes Norway...started our tour in Bergen, Norway yesterday. I found a couple of knit shops and visited Dale of Norway. Dale no longer creates yarn for for us to knit and crochet, but the factory continues with machine knit garments and accessories designed by the ever-so-creative Dale design team. It was a very impressive tour.
Bergen Oleana in Bergen and yes I bought something!
Today we are in Flam, deep in the heart of the Fjords of Norway. The views are breathtaking~
Sheep and goats graze freely in the Fjords
TRUNK SHOW IS HERE through 9/15
Lots new from Sirdar
Country Classic is a fabulous Dk blend of wool and acrylic which is available in 24 colors
Perfect for garment and accessory knitting and priced @ $6 a skein
Sirdar Snuggly Soothing Yarn is a wonderfully soft dk with a great sheen & great pattern support~
New Chunky Elemental yarn creates a wonderful Poncho..fall is here!
And Bonanza is the perfect yarn for prayer shawls and boasts 640 yards per skein
Classes & KALs
Most Classes are Up for registration on our website Register Here
New Learn to Crochet Class Begins 9/22
Freebies & Resources
Namu Cowl would be scrumptious in Juniper Moon Organic Merino
Coffee Bean Beanie..a fun crochet project!
Irma Hat is a quick knit in Amazing DK
Lake Midnight Shawl
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