There is a lot of evidence that knitting and crochet are relaxing, and many of our students have decided to learn for that very reason. Once you master the basic skills, it is relaxing and fun. But the process of learning itself can be frustrating, which can become an obstacle to developing the basic skills, especially if you are already anxious.
Tarz Palomba, one of our crochet teachers as well as a psychoanalyst in private practice in Manhattan asked: What if you could make the process of learning relaxing as well? She is a strong advocate for crochet as a therapeutic tool to reduce anxiety, combat depression and provide balance in our technological lives. In fact, she became a certified crochet teacher through the Craft Yarn Council to support her application of crochet in her practice.
She’s developed a new course for us in Meditative Crochet that focuses on the calming aspects of the process rather than placing emphasis on the product. It will be a slow and therapeutic course that should set you on your way to using crochet as a meditative tool. If you have struggled with traditional meditation, Meditative Crochet may be just what you’re looking for.
Designed for beginners, this 4-part course will introduce students to crochet chain, single crochet, double crochet, pattern reading and other basic skills as appropriate to the pace of learning in class. There will also be lectures, exercises and discussion integrated into the process to support meditative practice as students develop their crochet skills. This promises to be a fun, relaxing and beneficial experience for all involved.
Tuesday Evenings, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, July 25, August 1, 8 & 15.