Magnolia Manor is one of many senior communities that offer knitting and crochet clubs for their members. The crafters of this one share a bit.
I think it’s always good to think about the reasons we love crochet and the things that we love about it.
Laura, who calls herself a warrior, loves dogs, reading, a cup of tea and sitting around a campfire. When asked what the number one reason is that she crochets, she answers, “It is a part of me, like breathing. It is my Nona’s legacy, lived through me.”
Mandy O’Sullivan of RedAgape and Craft as Therapy has written a beautiful introduction to the book Crochet to Calm, writing in part that crochet is, “an underutilized form of therapy that can produce real stress reduction and management”. I mulled over this line for a few moments, asking myself if it is truly underutilized … and I came to the conclusion that the answer is both yes and no. And furthermore, that this book is an important one.
Loved seeing this video by Soham Craft Creations in which kids share the benefits of learning crochet
In this video, Rev. Ian W. Riddell talks about the benefits of yarn crafting and how knitting is a form of prayer for him.
PhyllisAnn learned to crochet in her early teens but really turned to the craft as an adult during a time of need.