Crafting is becoming more and more popular all throughout the United States. From scrapbooking to quilting, there are many different outlets for crafting and many different reasons that people craft. More and more people are taking up crafting as a hobby as well, with the number of quilters in the United States alone totaling more than twenty million people and now more than sixty percent of all households in the United States say that they participate in crafting activities on a regular basis, a nearly ten percent increase from just a few years past.
One reason for the increased rates of crafting is that it, no matter what type, can be beneficial in relieving stress. In fact, crafting can actually have an impact on levels of depression. In one study done on people suffering from clinical depression, it was found that they reported feelings of happiness after participating in a crafting activity. This occurred because crafting can actually release additional dopamine in your brai Continue reading