Back in August I published the story of Joe, a disabled veteran who crochets for charity to help him through PTSD and other health issues. At the time, he was in need of yarn, and several of you stepped up and sent donations his way so that he could continue to heal himself and others through crochet. I thought that you might like an update about what he’s been doing since then.
Nathalie Doolaard is a Netherlands-based crochet artist who creates soft sculpture objects. She began her crochet work in designing and creating exclusive garments, jewelry and handbags for women. She then expanded this with an interest in crochet sculpture and began to develop her techniques to take advantage of the many amazing possibilities in the craft. She loves to work with brightly colored cotton and raffia. In this interview, Nathalie shares more about what draws her to crochet sculpture, the pros and cons of working in 3D and what some of her favorite pieces are.
A couple of years ago, I noticed that people were starting to make crochet mandalas. (Most noticeably, Wink of A Creative Being was doing a lot of great ones). I tried to round up mandala crochet patterns and there were only a few that I could find anywhere. Now they are everywhere and people are making mandalas like crazy. I am still inspired by them, so I thought I’d do a roundup today of inspirational crochet mandala photos.