I’ve been enjoying looking back at 2016 in crochet as a reminder of just how much amazing inspiration there is in this craft throughout the world and across different disciplines. We have looked at crochet art, books and fashion. Today let’s look back at my favorite topic: CROCHET HEALTH.
Mary is a college instructor, écrivain, 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.
Magnolia Manor is one of many senior communities that offer knitting and crochet clubs for their members. The crafters of this one share a bit.
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. Dit-elle, “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, artiste de fibre, 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.
I really loved watching this video in which crafter Renaissance Austin does “live crocheting” in front of an audience.