Cura de ganchillo: Interview with Andrea about Cancer and Crochet

crochet heals andrea - wips

Andrea Crocco-Varela is unable to have children after her battle with cancer, and so, she poignantly writes, “I use crochet to create something that may live after I’ve gone.” Learn more about this amazing woman from this interview, which was originally published in my monthly column (Cura de ganchillo) in Happily Hooked digital magazine, in the July 2016 tema.

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Artists Threadwinners on the Benefits of Crochet + Contribute to a Project

crochet oak leaves art project

Crochet artist team Alyssa and Liz of Threadwinners share their thoughts on the health benefits of crochet and the general benefits they’ve each experienced. Plus info on a project you can collaborate on with them if you’re quick!

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Ganchillo dolor (Sheila’s Story)

crochet heals through grief interview

Sheila Zachariae became a widow before the age of 30, losing her young husband to a two-year battle with cancer. The fight was long and hard and she crafted her way through it, stitching a new life together as the old one fell apart around her. Here is Sheila’s story in her own words, followed by an interview about her crafty life.

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Grieving a Lost Pet? Tips to Crochet Through the Pain.

crochet dog art

Crochet can help us through grief of all types. It is healing and soothing and gives our minds something to focus on instead of ruminating over and over about our pain. One type of grief that sometimes doesn’t get the respect and attention that it deserves is the grief that people feel after a loved pet has passed away.

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