Today is the first day of the 25th annual Mental Illness Awareness Week. The theme this year is building a movement around being stigma-free.
Crafter Jenny says: “These two mandalas, Wink’s designs, represent a small tribute from my crochet group here in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, UK. Several of my ladies have found their knitting and crochet has helped them through difficult times.
These great crochet mandalas come from Linda in Indiana who says: “I am new to crochet, having just learned from a friend in March. I found Wink’s blog and book almost immediately. I am deeply saddened by what has happened. Wink is a great inspiration to everyone. I say is, not was, as her work will carry on forever with her patterns and blog.”
This superb crochet mandala is made using Wink’s I Love Holland mandala crochet pattern. Maker Michelle says: “My prayers for her and her loved ones are stitched into a piece of her art. May it give comfort and raise awareness.”
These beautiful crochet mandalas were contributed anonymously by someone really special. The blue-edged one is a crochet pattern by RedAgape and the red-edged one is a crochet pattern designed by Spincushions.
This crochet mandala reminds me of all things yummy – strawberries and raspberries and oranges, cotton candy and Starburst, marshmallows and grapefruit.
This crochet mandala alternates colors of sunny golden yellow, bright bold blue and the kind of leaf-green shade that Wink liked.