Cynthia Thomas learned to crochet as a child and now sells her work through the shop Loopy Crochet. She loves making crochet scarves, hats and blankets and gets really creative when it comes to crocheting baby items. Crochet has helped boost her self-esteem and reduce her anxiety. Learn all of this and more about her work in this crochet interview.
There are many organizations and crafters sending crochet blankets, toys and clothing to people in Syria. Karen Kirk wanted to do something different to help the Syrian refugees temporarily housed at camps in Greece. She wasn’t sure what skills she could offer but she went to Greece to do her best, and it turned out that crochet skills and supplies were something she could contribute.
Artist Annie Hsiao Weng was impacted by her own travel experience and decided to do something about it. “The plastic sea turtle was made in the hope that it will bring attention to the issues sea turtles and other sea life endure every day as we continue to pollute our oceans with plastics and much much more.”
I have recently had the opportunity to see some samples of Knit Wall Murals by Murals Wallpaper. Although the designs aren’t specifically crochet, they are definitely for all yarn lovers. This wallpaper would add the perfect cozy touch to any craft studio and of course also works well in other areas of the home.
Kim Mack is a 56-year-old wife, mother of five and grandmother of 6 with many step-grandchildren in the family too. She is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2002. She sells crochet items through her Etsy store, LoveUnspokenCrochet, including her most popular item: Kufi hats. Crochet helps her living with MS, which she shares more about in this interview.