When double checking info for our upcoming Yarn Store Day I got distracted by a couple of good reports about crafting and mental health that seem worthy of a share for Yarn Bar friends!
April is stress awareness month and #StitchAwayStress is A Thing. The Craft Yarn Council has a mission to promote the wellness benefits of fiber arts and here's a nice graphic that they put together with 2018 survey results. And they dove further into using fiber arts for stress relief and self-care in this 2019 survey. A lot of us instinctively "know" these things but it's kinda fun to see where we fall in a bigger sample of yarn loving folks. Cheers to self-care!