Anyone can pick up a pair of needles and a ball of yarn. And with them, anyone can be mindful. Rachael Matthews explores the joys of making and looks at the benefits of taking up one of the simplest, most satisfying and most useful of crafts.

The Mindfulness in Knitting casts fresh light on this famously calming craft, revealing how the simple act of ‘knit and purl’ can be the epitome of conscious living.

Ethical textile artist Rachael Matthews unpicks the threads of this popular pastime to explore how knitting connects us to each other and to the world around us. Through personal anecdotes and expert insight, she unravels the true value of what it means to craft, its therapeutic benefits, and the joys of mindful making – perfect for gifting to beginners and experienced knitters alike.