This lovely crochet mandala is made in soft cotton using Marinke’s mandala crochet pattern for the Summer Hearts mandala. It’s made using same basic color suggestions that Wink herself used and is a terrific example of what this mandala was intended to look like.
Here is the next of the beautiful, inspiring, special contributions coming in to the #MandalasForMarinke remembrance project. You are invited to join; learn more here.
I spent the long weekend in Larkspur (north of me in Marin) and when I returned back to San Francisco I found the first of the Mandalas For Marinke contributions waiting for me. Opening this first package made me so happy. The mandalas are beautiful but more than that I just feel the energy and outpouring of love that went in to making them.
Earlier this year freeform crochet artist Prudence Mapstone put out a call for contributions for her collaborative flower power art project celebrating the history and artistry of crochet. I was so thrilled to collaborate with my mother on a small piece to send to the project. I wanted to give an update on that project here today.
The #MandalasForMarinke project now has its own dedicated page here on Crochet Concupiscence where you will find more information about the project and answers to FAQ.
The first monthly Artizan Made photo contest has come to its conclusion and I’m happy to see that it was a crochet contribution that won first prize!
I have been deeply impacted this morning by the news that Marinke (Wink) of A Creative Being succumbed to suicide. (See full post here.) And I feel like I need to do something. After re-reading her story in Crochet Saved My Life, mulling it over during meditative crochet and mindful walking, I’ve come up with the project. It’s called #MandalasForMarinke.