Michele’s Crochet Mandalas + Thoughts on Suicide

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Michelle shares, “I taught myself to crochet last June / July and quite honestly I think it kept me sane at a very difficult time, since my brother took his life at the end of last July.

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Jennifer’s Crochet Mandala and a Story for Shirley + Hook to Heal Group

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Jennifer in Maine says, “I am a crocheter and a social worker. I was inspired by Wink to create and learn. I was spurred on by her death to help raise awareness about depression.

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Mandala de ganchillo de Susan + Crochet After Stroke

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This mandala comes from Susan of Musings and Susings who shares her story of recovering from a stroke through the use of crochet.

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Debbie’s Crochet Mandala

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Debbie of @luvayarn writes, “I love Wink’s work. Her use of colour and texture is inspiring and makes me feel happy when I see it.

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Mary’s Crochet Mandala and Crochet Heals Story

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Mary created this crochet mandala for the Mandalas for Marinke project. Ella escribe, “I love making things and I believe passionately in the practical, social and therapeutic value of craft.

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Jennifer’s Crochet Mandala

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This charming crochet mandala is from Jennifer of Thread ‘n Fur. Comparte, “I pick up a hook and yarn whenever I can. I learned to crochet at a very early agehow young, No puedo recordar. I’ve picked it up off and on through the years. Crochet has always been my way to relax, de-stress, cope with all the things that pile up in life.

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How Crochet Helps Erica Dawn Rackett

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Erica Dawn learned to crochet when she was a young child, about the age of six. Her grandmother had taught her the basics, but she lost interest in it fairly quickly. Entonces, about five years ago, that same grandmother passed away on the night of her 93rd birthday. Erica picked up the hook again to help her deal with the loss. En esta entrevista, she shares that experience and how crochet has helped.

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