This contribution to Mandalas for Marinke comes from Esmeralda, who says, “I am a mom of 2, a wife of 1, and a fiber artist. I’ve been crocheting for 15+ years and I love it.”
I was thrilled to see knitting take center stage (literally) as a survival tool in this play. You all know how much I believe in crochet and craft as therapy for all kinds of people, a topic that was rarely discussed a few years ago when I first wrote Crochet Saved My Life, and I’ve been thrilled to see this awareness reach more and more people across so many mediums.
Vaidehee of The Happy BandVegan is a “medical writer, vegan food manufacturer, obsessive crocheter, creative soul” who sent this contribution to Mandalas for Marinke.
This contribution to the Mandalas for Marinke project comes from Sarah who says crochet, “definitely saved my sanity when I couldn’t leave the house and even now, though I am getting better”
Today I’m participating in a group blogging experience! WOW! Women On Writing has gathered a group of blogging buddies to write about finding love in unimaginable places. Of course, it won’t be unimaginable to most of you that I found love through crochet and the craft community!
Michelle shares, “I taught myself to crochet last June / July and quite honestly I think it kept me sane at a very difficult time, since my brother took his life at the end of last July.”
Jennifer in Maine says, “I am a crocheter and a social worker. I was inspired by Wink to create and learn. I was spurred on by her death to help raise awareness about depression.”