The other day I saw this in my Handwoven eNewsletter:
For Women Only:
How Do Fibers Help You Cope with Life?
The University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, is conducting a research study to explore the role of textile hand- crafts such as weaving, spinning, knitting, felting, and quilting in women’s lives. The research team says that, surprisingly, very few studies have ever examined the relationship between fiber crafts and mood. The survey is brief, and the study will run until the end of February, 2010.
If you would like to participate, click here for more information and a link to the anonymous online questionnaire.
It is too bad that a separate tatting category isn't included in this research study, but there is a "lace making" category, as well as a place where you may enter in your own craft choice.
When I took the survey I typed in tatting.
Whether or not you choose to participate in the survey, how does tatting help you cope with life?