Crafting Textile Connections: A mixed-methods approach to explore traditional and e-textile crafting for wellbeing

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Abstract

Textile making is known to improve wellbeing (Vercillo, 2012; Kenning, 2015) and according to Yair (2011), group crafting activities can also produce multiple therapeutic, cognitive and social benefits. By engaging in group crafts with textiles, individuals can give, be active, learn, take notice and connect with others – all factors associated with wellbeing (Aked & Thomson, 2011). However, as a relatively new phenomenon (Kenning, 2015) this has not yet been analysed in detail using wellbeing scales or matrices. This paper discusses three textile-based craft workshops as case studies where wellbeing factors pertaining to social interaction and connectedness were observed and measured. Workshops weremeasured quantitatively using the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS) and qualitatively, through thematic analysis of conversation. Our results align with related works, demonstrating an overall increase in wellbeing following participation in textile crafting and explores new territory for wellbeing studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRunning with Scissors
Subtitle of host publication13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design
EditorsLouise Valentine, Joanna Bletcher, Leon Cruickshank
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Pages487-501
Number of pages15
Volume22
EditionSupplement 1
ISBN (Electronic)9780367330569
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design: Running with Scissors - Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Apr 201912 Apr 2019
Conference number: 13
https://ead2019dundee.com/

Publication series

NameDesign Journal
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN (Print)1460-6925

Conference

Conference13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design
Abbreviated titleEAD Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityDundee
Period10/04/1912/04/19
Internet address

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Textiles
Well-being
Crafting
Mixed Methods
Kenning

Keywords

  • Textiles
  • E-textiles
  • Craft
  • Wellbeing
  • WEMWBS

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Nevay, S., Robertson, L., Lim, C. S. C., & Moncur, W. (2019). Crafting Textile Connections: A mixed-methods approach to explore traditional and e-textile crafting for wellbeing. In L. Valentine, J. Bletcher, & L. Cruickshank (Eds.), Running with Scissors: 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design (Supplement 1 ed., Vol. 22, pp. 487-501). (Design Journal). United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2019.1595434
Nevay, Sara ; Robertson, Lucy ; Lim, Christopher S. C. ; Moncur, Wendy. / Crafting Textile Connections : A mixed-methods approach to explore traditional and e-textile crafting for wellbeing. Running with Scissors: 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design. editor / Louise Valentine ; Joanna Bletcher ; Leon Cruickshank. Vol. 22 Supplement 1. ed. United Kingdom : Taylor & Francis, 2019. pp. 487-501 (Design Journal).
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Nevay, S, Robertson, L, Lim, CSC & Moncur, W 2019, Crafting Textile Connections: A mixed-methods approach to explore traditional and e-textile crafting for wellbeing. in L Valentine, J Bletcher & L Cruickshank (eds), Running with Scissors: 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design. Supplement 1 edn, vol. 22, Design Journal, Taylor & Francis, United Kingdom, pp. 487-501, 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design, Dundee, United Kingdom, 10/04/19. https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2019.1595434

Crafting Textile Connections : A mixed-methods approach to explore traditional and e-textile crafting for wellbeing. / Nevay, Sara (Lead / Corresponding author); Robertson, Lucy; Lim, Christopher S. C.; Moncur, Wendy.

Running with Scissors: 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design. ed. / Louise Valentine; Joanna Bletcher; Leon Cruickshank. Vol. 22 Supplement 1. ed. United Kingdom : Taylor & Francis, 2019. p. 487-501 (Design Journal).

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Nevay S, Robertson L, Lim CSC, Moncur W. Crafting Textile Connections: A mixed-methods approach to explore traditional and e-textile crafting for wellbeing. In Valentine L, Bletcher J, Cruickshank L, editors, Running with Scissors: 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design. Supplement 1 ed. Vol. 22. United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis. 2019. p. 487-501. (Design Journal). https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2019.1595434