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 Adjunct Professor Consultant and Writer (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

  • – able to design own custom fabrics and or shop the curated collection, hope to try this in the future, found them on Twitter
  • – 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,
  • – American Professional Quilting Systems – for fiber art ideas, inspiration
  • – have crafts and inspiration for fiber art
  • – classes including fiber art with fiber artist Carol Ann Waugh