Marinke Slump was a beautiful, kleurrijke, inspiring crochet designer who was at work on her second published book of patterns when she died by suicide last year. This book was a book of crochet mandala patterns, perfect for Wink who was a forerunner of bringing the mandala design into the world of crochet. Enter to win a free giveaway copy or get 25% off today with coupon code.
OttLite is a unique lighting brand that specifically works to bring a style of natural daylight indoors, offering many benefits over other indoor lighting. OttLite offers a series of tools specifically for crafters who can especially benefit from natural indoor lighting. I had the opportunity to try their Ultimate 3-in-1 Craft Lamp and found it to be a great all around option for working lamp-side crochet.
This is a guest post by Mari McCarthy who has written a book called Journaling Power: How To Create the Happy, Healthy, Life You Want to Live. Hoewel niet specifiek voor haak, it relates to many of the issues I care about in terms of using creative self-expression to heal yourself and improve your life. In my book, Haak om te genezen, I share tips for keeping a crochet journal and exploring “yarn for thought” questions that are an aspect of journaling to heal. This dovetails nicely with what Mari shares here today.