Crochet artist team Alyssa and Liz of Threadwinners share their thoughts on the health benefits of crochet and the general benefits they’ve each experienced. Plus info on a project you can collaborate on with them if you’re quick!
Today I wanted to make sure that you know about a request for crochet flowers from a very special girl n the crochet community.
Jane Balke-Andersen known to many online as Queen Babs is a beautiful, inspiring yarnbombing artist who brightens the world with her colorful crochet and encouraging messages. Awhile back she created a crochet flower pattern called The Courage Flower for a long term crochet art project by Sabina Speich. She has now launched her own yarnbombing project for this same flower pattern.
It was over one year ago that I launched the Mandalas for Marinke project to honor the work and life of Marinke Slump from A Creative Being and to raise awareness about depression and mental health issues. As of yesterday, all of the individual submissions have been posted.
Leanne writes, “I am also someone who suffers from depression. My crochet hook is my weapon in my battle against this illness. Stitch by stitch I’m taking back my life.”
This contribution to Mandalas for Marinke (a recycled cotton mandala made using Wink’s 12-round standard mandala crochet pattern) comes from Janet.
This contribution to the Mandalas for Marinke remembrance project comes from Misha-Anne in Sydney, Australia