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April is Stress Awareness Month - CYC is hosting its annual #Stitch Away Stress Campaign!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Heather Browne
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Stress got you down? Join the Craft Yarn Council this April and #StitchAwayStress

Carrollton, TX (February 19, 2018) - It’s a new year and the latest crop of stresses have made their way into your life. You’re wondering if there’s a way to unwind and relax at the end of each day. You’ve tried a lot of things but just can’t seem to find a solution that works for you.

April is stress awareness month and to celebrate, the Craft Yarn Council will once again host its annual #StitchAwayStress campaign to encourage crocheters to pick up a hook and stitch their stress away.


Crochet design extraordinaire Twinkie Chan created a lemon pillow pattern this year, an extension of the “When Life Gives You Lemons” lemon stress ball from years’ past. All throughout the month, the CYC will host “Pillow Talk” on it social platforms, sharing quotes and interviews from different people about how knit and crochet have helped them overcome stress and health problems.


“This lemon pillow offers double benefits because the process of crocheting or knitting it is relaxing too and research proves it,” explains Jenny Bessonette, CYC’s executive director. “Eighty-five percent of crocheters and knitters surveyed in our research reported reduced stress was a benefit of yarn crafting.”


Read our blog post to learn more and see the pattern here.


Natalie A. Chapman says...
Posted Monday, April 23, 2018
Crochet has been a comfort in stressful times in my life. This lemon pillow is wonderful! Thank you!