Making is fantastic way to boost your mood and combat stress (I explain why in the pages of Material World). Here are the two experts I interviewed about it …
Who? Betsan Corkhill
Why? Having noticed an onslaught of anecdotal evidence about the feel-good effect of craft, the physiotherapist-turned-knitting therapist set up Stitch Links in 2005, an organisation dedicated to researching what’s actually going on when we make.
Where can I see more? Head over to Stitchlinks.com
Who? Dr Joanne Turney
Why? The design historian, who is based at Bath Spa University, has studied the psychological impact of textiles.