Hohana Flora Domanais (Marihohana) is a crocheter in the Philippines who recently shared her beautiful crochet mandala art installation with me. She mentioned that crochet had also saved her from depression and we continued to communicate so she could share her story.
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.
I was particularly thrilled to see the interview with Nadia Fuad of YARNutopia who shared how crochet helped her cope with illness.
Salt Lake City crafter Ashleigh E. is the maker behind MonkeesYarns, which she describes as “a small, momma run business selling hand crocheted and knitted goods geared towards the family and home.” This busy 20-something woman crochet toys, dekens, portemonnees, hats and more to keep herself active and upbeat despite struggling with depression, anxiety and fibromyalgia. In this interview she shares how she learned to crochet, how it became a business and the ways in which it helps her.
I recently read a news article about an older woman who was learning to crochet again after a stroke. I want to share that with you today along with additional information about crocheting after a stroke.
Shayna Gier of Bugzie’s Crochet Creations taught herself to crochet so that she could make things for others that she couldn’t afford to buy otherwise. She is autistic and finds that crochet has helped her in a number of ways. She has been selling her work for the past years but has only recently opened her Etsy store. In dit interview, we learn more about why Shayna crochets, what she likes to make and what sets her business apart from others.
Linda Kennedy describes herself as “just a normal run-of-the-mill woman, who happens to have had a few difficulties in my very normal life.” Crochet has helped her get through some of those difficulties. We learn more about that and her crafty life in this interview.