STITCHLINKS IN THE PRESS
STITCHLINKS IN THE PRESS 2014

These are the articles we know of. If you see any others then please Contact Us.

We've also been in the press in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.

DECEMBER 2014
FORWARD MAGAZINE - FORWARD Magazine is the publication of the Spinal Injuries Association. December's issue features an article by Betsan on using Therapeutic Knitting as a tool to improve wellbeing after spinal injury.

NOVEMBER 2014

KNITTING MAGAZINE - A two-page article by The Crafter based on an interview with Betsan about 'Knit for Health and Wellness' and her work on Therapeutic Knitting.

THE WESTERN DAILY PRESS - Large two page article featuring Betsan, her work and book, plus advice on how to use Therapeutic Knitting to manage stress in the run up to Christmas.

INSIGHT MAGAZINE - Two page article in the Royal United Hospital's magazine featuring the work being done by Betsan with her Therapeutic Knitting group at the hospital's Pain Clinic. The group sent a large donation of knitted items to a remote village in Lesotho, South Africa which gave all the children in the village a wooly cardigan, jumper or hat - much needed as the temperature gets down to -15 at night. In thanks the children sent back photographs and videos.

SIMPLY KNITTING -
Another great book review of Knit for Health and Wellness.

SEPTEMBER 2014

THE KNITTER - Another great review of Knit for Health and Wellness.

AUGUST 2014

KNITTING MAGAZINE - Knit for Health and Wellness described as 'A brilliant read!'

JUNE 2014

KNITTING & CROCHET MAGAZINE - A great review of Knit for Health and Wellness. How to knit a flexible mind and more...

MAY 2014

KNITTING MAGAZINE - Stitchlinks is mentioned in The Crafter Column of the May issue of Knitting Magazine. The article is a round up of talks and workshops which took place at Beyond the Toolkit - an event run by Arts for Health Cornwall and Falmouth University in February 2014.

APRIL 2014

WASHINGTON POST - MIGHT CRAFTS SUCH AS KNITTING OFFER LONG-TERM HEALTH BENEFITS - Betsan was interviewed for this article which has a link to the Stitchlinks/Cardiff University study. You can read the article here http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/might-crafts-such-as-knitting-offer-long-term-health-benefits/2014/04/21/d05a8d40-c3ef-11e3-b574-f8748871856a_story.html

EXAMINER.COM - RESEARCHERS DISCOVER THAT KNITTING CAN BE THERAPEUTIC - Thank you to the Examiner for including a mention of Stitchlinks and a link to the website. http://www.examiner.com/article/researchers-discover-that-knitting-can-be-therapeutic

MARCH 2014

BUSINESS INSIDER - Betsan did an interview for this article. Thank you to the journalist for including a mention and link to Stitchlinks in the article.
http://www.businessinsider.com/why-you-need-to-have-a-hobby-2014-3#!JB9H8

CNN - THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON KNITTING - Betsan provided a lot of information for this article on CNN. Regretably the finished article didn't give Stitchlinks a mention or link to us but there was a link to the Stitchlinks/Cardiff University study. Read the article here http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/25/health/brain-crafting-benefits/

MAIL ONLINE - WANT TO SHIFT YOUR END-OF-WINTER BLUES? STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT KNITTING CAN CURE DEPRESSION - and even Ryan Gosling is a fan.
This article epitomises how tabloid papers take a research finding and then put their own spin on it! Our Stitchlinks/Cardiff University study found that 81% of respondents to our survey who suffered from clinical depression felt happier during and after knitting. 54% said that they felt happy or very happy. That is brilliant but it does not equate to curing depression. When Betsan set up Stitchlinks, she predicted future senationalist headlines which is why one of the aims of Stitchlinks is to provide you with accurate information. You can read the article here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2589296/Want-shift-winter-blues-Studies-KNITTING-cure-depression-Ryan-Goslings-fan.html

THE WEEK - RESEARCH SHOWS KNITTING IS BENEFICIAL TO YOUR BRAIN.
The week picks up on the CNN story and mentions the Stitchlinks/Cardiff University story. https://theweek.com/article/index/258688/speedreads-research-shows-knitting-is-beneficial-to-your-brain


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