I had planned to resume my Link Love posts this week but to be honest the only blogs I’ve been reading this week are related to Wink of A Creative Being. As you may have seen, I posted earlier this week about the shock and fear I experienced when learning about her suicide. Then I launched #MandalasForMarinke in the hopes that we can generate some positivity out of this tragedy, support each other in a creative way, honor her amazing work, raise awareness about depression and create an outlet for the many feelings that crafters who knew her online are experiencing. So this week I’ll share links to her crochet mandala patterns in place of the usual Link Love.
Happy Fourth of July Weekend! Check out last year’s roundup of American flag crochet stories! The previous year I did a roundup of vintage patriotic crochet. This year I thought I’d share some red, white, and blue crochet patterns in honor of the holiday.
I always like crochet stories about regular people who crochet. (I write my own “Everyday Crocheter column for Interweave’s Crochet print magazine.) Back in April, I rounded up 11 stories of interesting people who crochet. I’ve got another eleven links for you today.
I’m excited to share that I’m going to be part of the blog tour for Imagical Seasons, a set of crochet books by Alla Koval.
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 newest issue of Happily Hooked digital crochet magazine (#15) includes my article about Rebecca Monroe and how crochet has helped her.
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!
At the end of each month I share a collection of the various things I’ve written about here and in other places all around the web. If you missed something in June, find it here. If you loved something, share this post with others!