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.
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Today we have an interview with Casey who shares her story about the benefits of crochet.
Sarah Olson learned to crochet at the age of 15, more than half her lifetime ago. She had seen her grandmother’s crochet projects and asked for her grandma to teach her the craft. She went with her mother and grandmother to Walmart where grandma let her pick out yarn. Ze zegt, “It was the worst bulkiest yarn to learn on but I never gave up!”
Sonia Bendfeldt learned to crochet at the age of 9 when she was stuck in bed with illness. The craft continues to heal her as we learn in this interview.
Randi is a knitter and crochet who has found yarn crafting to be immensely helpful to her. She lives with difficult mental health conditions that limit her in some ways and crafting has broadened her experience and given her purpose. She shares her crochet story in this interview.