The term “needle arts” refers to fiber and needle handwork. This includes different types of sewing along with needle felting, braided rugs, knitting, crochet, ribbon work and beading. Whatever the reason, learning one or more of the needle arts has value for someone with or without sight.
You can do Needle Arts without sight!
With a good working knowledge of adaptive blind techniques, a visually impaired person can make pieces competently and safely, and produce beautiful projects. Experiencing vision loss does not need to keep a person from enjoying hands-on creativity with Needle Arts. This Needle Arts and Vision Loss series may be used as a teaching guide for those who are interested in teaching the visually impaired any of the adaptive needle arts techniques. Newly blind experienced needle artists may also use this resource.
My hope is the adaptive techniques I share here will give those with a visual impairment and their teachers a springboard to tackle any Needle Arts project they might otherwise have thought impossible.
Share your ideas and discoveries with others and me.
Keep stitching with safety, creativity and fun!