Have you had a chance to look at the Summer 2013 issue of Interweave Crochet magazine? If so then you might have noticed my article (pages 72-73) showcasing the work of everyday crocheter Em of the Etsy store Nothing But String.
Who is Em?
I explained in a previous post:
“Em is a 50+ woman who went through an extended period of unemployment after a layoff caused by the economic downturn. She struggled with depression related to self-esteem issues until she got active selling her crochet work on Etsy. The new job, but more specifically being busy with crochet, helped break her cycle of depression.”
Why Em Crochets
I quoted her in a different post saying:
“I found out when I did pick up my crochet hook that my mind was so busy counting stitches and figuring out a pattern that it just didn’t have the time to worry. Less worry meant less stress in my life and I began to calm down. I just started to crochet like crazy just to get relief.”
Em’s story actually inspired someone else to share a story on this blog as well. Read Terry’s story here.
Em, the Everyday Crocheter
I’ve previously focused on the health benefits Em experiences through crochet since that’s my personal area of interest. But there’s a lot more to this everyday crocheter and you can learn about that from the Interweave Crochet article. In that article I share how Em learned the craft, what it’s like where she does her crafting, some of her recently gained skills in the craft and the tips she has for crocheters. I hope you get a chance to check out that article!
The work you see in this post is Em’s; you can see more of her crochet in her Etsy store nothingbutstring.