Laura, who calls herself a warrior, loves dogs, reading, a cup of tea and sitting around a campfire. When asked what the number one reason is that she crochets, she answers, “It is a part of me, like breathing. It is my Nona’s legacy, lived through me.”
Lydia learned to crochet to help her through the difficulty of an operation. She has been “hooked” ever since.
Today’s exercise is a Mindfulness Crochet exercise in crafting a never-ending circle.
Emma S. has an as-yet-undiagnosed chronic pain condition that limits her daily activities, leaving crafting one of the only things that regularly brings her joy. She has found that even though it doesn’t fix her physical problems, it can take her focus off of them for long periods of time. And even though crafting doesn’t offer the kind of physical activity she would love to be doing, it does provide a positive alternative.
News reports have been warning against the use of DIY umbilical cord ties, including crochet cord ties, because of the possible risk of infection to the baby. However, midwives and others say that crochet and knit umbilical ties can be safe and provide an eco-friendly, baby-skin-friendly alternative to the plastic clamps typically used in hospitals.
Lori Christensen crochets to help her through the difficulty of living with chronic pain. In this interview, she tells us more about what she’s going through and how crochet helps her cope.
There are terrific crochet designers, makers, artists, and bloggers all around the world. Today let’s take a look at some of the great crochet coming out of Australia.