I love that several people have mentioned sentiments similar to this one, that many people are choosing not to beat themselves up for not being “perfect” at their crafting but instead to celebrate the beauty in what they have made. This means so much to me to see in the world!
Crafter Anneke writes: “As a tribute I used Marinke’s pattern of the very symbolic Spoke Mandala. The colors symbolize the bright, beautiful and talented creative being she was. She brought sunshine in many lives. The blue stands for Sky/ Heaven. Her spirit will live forever.”
I absolutely love the way that Leslie dealt with her ends on these mandalas – leaving them long and loose and adorning them with beads and buttons. It’s brilliant, and it’s an idea that I’m definitely going to incorporate into some of my projects! I liked the idea even more when I read all about it in Leslie’s letter.
I love this large, lacy, openwork floral crochet mandala. It’s brilliant in both color and design. I love how the chains leave open spaces and the layers of double crochet create shapes. Perfection.
This gorgeous crochet mandala is rich in rounds of purple separated by vibrant neons and polished off with a round of variegated yarn at the edge. A wonderful tribute to Wink’s love of color!
I adore this crochet spoke mandala that’s made in the colors of the rainbow with a border of white and blue that looks just like the sky.
The smaller one begins with bright, rich colors and blends into softer pinks and corals. The larger one begins with the softer pinks and corals and moves into blues and purples. Together they remind me of a sky at sunrise.