angela crochet mandalasformarinke

Today we have a contribution to the Mandalas for Marinke project that comes from two friends who each sent their pretty mandalas in together.

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First, we have Melanie of MelsMakes who says, “I live in the Allen Valley, Northumberland, UK, with my husband, son and dog. I love tea and cake, crochet, playing the French horn and drinking wine!” She writes,

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“I love Wink’s use of colour in her designs, which has given me the inspiration to experiment with colors in my own projects. I chose to contribute to the Mandalas for Marinke project as Wink’s story truly touched my heart. I also suffer with depression and find crochet helps to keep me grounded. To be able to create something for myself and others with my own hands, a hook and some yarn is very therapeutic.

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My depression has been diagnosed after the incredibly traumatic process of adopting two children and the subsequent removal of one child when it became unsafe for them to live together. I find it very hard to talk about my depression, with the associated stigma. I was proud to wear flower in my hair for Wink, and explain why, and begin to find non-judgmental fiends in my own community.”

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She adds,

“To Wink’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you can take some comfort from the love and respect for Wink which has flowed through crochet around the world.”

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The second mandala comes from her friend Angela.

See all posts from the Mandalas for Marinke remembrance project

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