A couple of years ago, I had a TBI (traumatic brain injury) which affected my
memory. I am still dealing with memory issues, but my Neurologist strongly
recommended eye-hand activities, and was delighted to know I am a lacemaker.
The quality of my lace suffered in the beginning, and I had to work less
complex lace for a while, but I am now working my favorite Binche again and am
happy with the results!
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> On Oct 16, 2016, at 12:04 AM, Joseph Young <graceadlerdesi...@outlook.com>
> I have heard of it Kim,
> I am currently trialing a new therapy/drug regime, it seems to be helping.
> Only problem is the side effects.
> I have found that doing bobbin lace is very therapeutic. The movements repeat
> themselves, which is wonderful for OCD.
> On 16-Oct-16 10:43 AM, Kim Davis wrote:
> I am so glad you are able to reach out! This is a fun hobby, regardless
> of whether or not you find it an art or a craft!
> Have you heard of EMDR therapy before? it is an interesting thing, and I
> was once reading an article about how things such as bobbin lace can mimic
> it. I can
> not recall where I read it, or I would share that with you. If it comes to
> me I will be sure to post. In any case, the idea is that because you are
> working with both your left and right hands, it engages both sides of the
> brain and is helpful in getting the emotional side to talk to the logical
> side. Thankfully the anxiety I have experienced in my life has been mild,
> but I will say that I noticed long ago that both bobbin lace and braiding
> have a very meditative quality for me. I think the symmetrical work is very
> Have fun with your lace!
> The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
> -Dolly Parton
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