Mary is a college instructor, escritor, mother and grandmother who learned to crochet from her own grandmother, something she remembers every time she looks at her favorite crochet hook sitting on her desk. When she holds it, it’s almost as though it speaks to her.
This is an interview with Bonnie Hart, a crocheter who learned the craft from her mother, has passed it on to her grandson and finds that it is her go-to place for both relaxation and creativity. Ella dice, “The number one reason that I crochet is the inner peace and contentment that I glean from it”.
Tanya Chin, who can be found on Instagram @love2loop, describes herself there beautifully as a “soft yet resilient” crocheter, artista de fibra, feminist and spirit junkie. She has been crocheting for about three years and says, “I’m just as passionate about it and about the benefits of it as ever. Wool and colour are my passion!”
This is an exercise that you can do anytime, anywhere, in your own mind, even without yarn and a crochet hook. It is designed to bring you back to a place of peace, regardless of what is going on around you, so that you can respond to all situations with inner peace and outer calm.
Laura, who calls herself a warrior, loves dogs, lectura, a cup of tea and sitting around a campfire. When asked what the number one reason is that she crochets, she answers, “It is a part of me, like breathing. It is my Nona’s legacy, lived through me.”
Lydia learned to crochet to help her through the difficulty of an operation. She has been “hooked” ever since.
Today’s exercise is a Mindfulness Crochet exercise in crafting a never-ending circle.