Charity Knits

Heart to Heart

1st June 2018

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Heart to Heart

One in four of us will experience mental health problems during our lifetime

With more people than ever opening up about their struggles, it’s important we do our best to continue the conversation and support one another along the road to wellness. Recent studies have shown that knitting and crochet can have therapeutic properties and reduce the effects of issues including anxiety, depression, and chronic pain and can even slow the onset of dementia. With that in mind, this issue we’re proud to launch our Heart to Heart campaign!

What is Heart to Heart?
The Heart to Heart campaign is a way to share your experiences and start a conversation with likeminded crafters around the country. We want to hear your stories about how knitting and crochet has helped to improve your mental health and well being. Each month we’ll include some of the inspiring stories we receive to encourage people to open up about their struggles and show them our support.

How to get involved
Getting involved is simple. All you need to do is knit or crochet a heart and send it to us along with a letter telling us in as few or as many words as you like how crafting has impacted your wellbeing. Simply download and fill out our entry form using the link below and enclose it in an envelope with your heart and letter. Your contribution will be forwarded to another participant and you will receive a letter in an exchange to help spread the conversation.

Download entry form & FREE Stylecraft heart pattern

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For more heart inspiration, check out the following free Ravelry downloads:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heart-knit-a-teddy

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hearts

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dont-break-my-heart

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/my-whole-heart

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-hearts-15

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