The Healing Power of Knitting

Art Therapy, good for the mind and the soul, but how does knitting help heal? Art Therapy students at Drexel University learned how beneficial knitting is to the mind and body.

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Founder of Luv2Knit & More and the creative director of Therapeutic Crafters on Call, Ellen B. Rubin gave Drexel students the run down on the healing power of knitting. Ellen demonstrated the role that knitting and crochet have in an art therapy program.

Rubin has long been an advocate of knitting and crochet as a form of therapy.

“I realized the impact knitting and crochet can have on a person’s well-being. It helps with stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, drug and alcohol addiction, grief, compassion fatigue and more.”

Luv2Knit & More is a full-service yarn store in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Creative director Ellen B. Rubin has long been an advocate of the mental health benefits of knitting and crochet, and has taught knitting and other fiber arts to thousands of children and adults over the years.

Therapeutic Crafters on Call (TCC), an affiliate of Luv2Knit, develops therapeutic programming for a variety of nonprofits, governments, hospitals and other institutions.


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