Fiber Art

Reasons To Enjoy Fiber Art

  • Article “7 Reasons Adult Coloring Books Are Great for Your Mental, Emotional and Intellectual Health” by Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy. D., LCPC Tele-health counselor for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com Adjunct Professor Consultant and Writer http://nnmh.ca/blog/7-reasons-adult-coloring-books-are-great-for-your-mental-emotional-and-intellectual-health/ (website is National Network for Mental Health)
    • Adult coloring is calming and directs focus on coloring rather than troubling thoughts
    • help with a multitude of emotional and mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depressive, eating disorders and more
    • calms down the amygdala or part of brain that controls the fight or flight response
    • invokes happy and carefree times such as childhood
    • enhances focus and concentration and helps with problem solving and organizational skills, activates the frontal lobes, balancing color schemes
    • uses both the right and left hemispheres of brain working on problem solving and fine motor skills (balance, color choices etc.)
    • mindfulness – help replace negative thoughts with positive ones, reduce anxiety, deters from focusing on physical and emotional pain

Websites That Teach or Relate to Fiber Art

  • https://www.myfabricdesigns.com/ – able to design own custom fabrics and or shop the curated collection, hope to try this in the future, found them on Twitter
  • quiltingartstv.com – just watched show 1406 that have fabric art and design, offer the 1400 series on DVD on their site for about $40 plus shipping, saw them on the sewing machine clipartpublic television, createtv.com
  • apqs.com – American Professional Quilting Systems – for fiber art ideas, inspiration
  • AmericanQuilter.com – have crafts and inspiration for fiber art
  • craftsy.com – classes including fiber art with fiber artist Carol Ann Waugh