Alternative Healing Wednesdays
Crafting is a billion dollar industry. We have multiple sites online now to sell crafts. Statistically, “three-quarters of the American households have at least one family member who spends an average of 7.5 hours weekly engaged in crafting or hobbies (Monson, 5)”.
Here is a partial list for crafting activities:
Cross-stitch / embroidery (the most popular)
Home décor painting
Sewing (home décor, clothing, etc.)
Art: drawing and painting, ceramics, metal work
DIY (Do it yourself)
What is most interesting to me, is that the majority of Americans use these crafts for their own households and they do the crafts to relax because crafts are excellent for de-stressing. But, many people tend to chose to place the activity of crafting to the bottom of our “priority lists”.
Crafting is not just relaxing, but is also very therapeutic.
~Monson, Nancy. Craft to Heal: soothing your soul with sewing, painting, and other pastimes. Hats Off Books, 2005