Mary is a college instructor, writer, 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.
Every year on Thanksgiving I share the reasons that I am thankful for crochet and all that it has brought into my life. This if the fifth year that this blog has been up on Thanksgiving, and as I look back on the posts from previous years, I see that there are endless ways that crochet has improved my life.
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. She says, “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, fiber artist, 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!”
Sara shares her crochet health story in her own articulate language and then answers a few additional questions about her life in crochet.
I thought I would share an excerpt on this topic from an interview that a graduate student did of me for a project studying craft therapy.
Sometimes our bodies simply need to sit still and we feel guilty about that so crochet gives us the justification to allow ourselves the self-care of sitting still.