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S02E13 Show Notes:
Here’s a roundup of the resources, patterns, and projects mentioned in this episode:
Mollie’s Avoiding Moths
♥ The Episode With the Mothing: https://www.veryseriouscrafts.com/2018/05/21/the-very-serious-crafts-podcast-episode-3/
The Caftan Party Heidi Attended
♥ Heidi and Friends in Their Caftans:
The Nightmare Yarn Project
♥ Mollie’s Crochet Octopus: https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/how-to-crochet-octopus-4688706
Group Topic: Crafting & Depression
♥ From the UK’s The Independent: Knitting Can Reduce Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Pain and Slow Dementia: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/knitting-reduces-anxiety-depression-chronic-pain-slows-dementia-research-knit-for-peace-uk-a8254341.html
♥ Psychology Today: Should You Knit? https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/open-gently/201311/should-you-knit
♥ Even the New York Times got in on the action: The Health Benefits of Knitting: https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/25/the-health-benefits-of-knitting/
Electric Drop-Everything-And-Craft Ideas
♥ The book that inspired the design frenzy: Red, White & Royal Blue, by Casey McQuiston: https://amzn.to/2KaZH4b (affiliate link)
♥ Haley’s fan art cross-stitch pattern: I’m still stitching. (Update to come!)
Remember, friends, like I said in the episode: This book is great, but it also includes dudes and doin’ it, so if your romances of choice don’t generally include such things, this book might not be right for you!
Heidi’s Me Made May Sewing & Knitting
♥ Heidi’s Handmade Wardrobe series: https://www.handsoccupied.com/category/inspiration/handmade-wardrobe/
♥ Myrna sweater by Andi Satterlund: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/myrna-3
♥ Fernlace pullover: https://freevintageknitting.com/spool124/1168-fernlace-pullover-pattern
♥ Mathilde Blouse from Tilly & the Buttons: https://shop.tillyandthebuttons.com/products/mathilde-digital
♥ Fabric used: Art Gallery Fabrics On Lines Multi from the Aligned collection: https://www.artgalleryfabrics.com/cgi-bin/fabricshop/gallery.cgi?Category=216
♥ 1940s Boardwalk Duet (two-piece beachwear): https://www.decadesofstyle.com/collections/1940s-sewing-patterns/products/4010-1940s-boardwalk-duet
Patreon Exclusive: VSC Half-Stitched, Episode 13.5: A Very Unfiltered Discussion About [Personality Types]
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♥ Myers & Briggs Personality Types: https://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/the-16-mbti-types.htm
♥ The Test Mollie Took: http://16Personalities.com
♥ Enneagram Memes: https://www.instagram.com/enneagramandmemes/
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3 replies on “The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 2: Episode 13 – Show Notes”
Thank you so much for sharing your stories of crafting and anxiety and depression. It was really brave and really helpful. You’re all lucky to have each other.
I was diagnosed with anxiety last year, and while it’s not the same as depression a lot of your experiences resonated. Finding a good counselor and building new coping mechanisms is hard (Side note, the Ologies podcast episodes on Addiction and Trauma have mental health resources for people at various income levels). But once I realized I was taking on too many knitting deadlines as a way to compensate for all the other things in my life that felt out of control (one of you may remember a certain test knitter who signed up for a project in the middle of a cross-country move, sorry), knitting actually went back to being a thing that helps me cope with my anxiety, not another stressor.
All of this is a very long-winded way of saying thank you. Every time another person, especially another person in the crafting community, opens up about anxiety & depression, it makes it a little easier for the rest of us to stop telling ourselves that the way we feel is nothing and we just need to deal.
Great podcast as always. I too suffer from anxiety and find crafting helpful.
Wonderful fabric design. I love it.