My regular featured crochet Instagram posts will resume next week but I wanted to dedicate this week to honoring Wink of A Creative Being who died from suicide last week. If you don’t know about her loss, you can read her sister’s blog post here and my initial reaction here. It is a huge loss for the crochet community world and the world as a whole and it has impacted many people deeply.
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.
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.
If you’ve read my book, Crochet Saved My Life, then you’ve been introduced to Aurore who has used crochet to help her cope with auditory hallucinations and other symptoms of schizophrenia. Aurore recently got a new job and connected with me for an update that I wanted to share with you here today.
Inspired by reading Love in Every Stitch, I decided to go through my archives and review all of the articles I’ve written over the years about how crochet has helped people. Of course, I love the personal stories the most but I like anytime I can share about the mental and physical health benefits of crochet. Then I got to wondering – why haven’t I collected all of these articles in one place? Well, I ask that no longer – here is the archive of crochet health stories to date.
I shared this baby bereavement hat photo by Instagram’s amimami10 as one of the top ten photos of the week in yesterday’s crochet photo roundup. I’ve been so touched by the comments people have left on my Instagram share.
Every person who crochets has a story. Every story is unique and special. Here are eleven of those crochet stories from people who crochet – young and old, famous and unknown. They are healing themselves and others with their craft.