Renate Hiller co-director of the Fiber Craft Studio explains very well some of my own thoughts about using our hands in daily live more in a "healing" way and what kind of value, pleasure and even meditative energy we can gain from doing so:
"I’m spinning wool with a stone spindle. This tool has been used probably for more than 30,000 years. And when we twist fibers into yarn we are actually creating a spiral. And the spiral is a cosmic gesture of creation."
find the article Handicraft is "in" again (written in German) on the oralab Blog | Richard Sennett professor of sociology and winner of the 2010 Spinoza Prize in his book The Craftsman names the basic human impulse to do a job well for its own sake, and good craftsmanship involves developing skills and focusing on the work rather than ourselves.