Andrea Crocco-Varela is unable to have children after her battle with cancer, and so, she poignantly writes, “I use crochet to create something that may live after I’ve gone.” Learn more about this amazing woman from this interview, which was originally published in my monthly column (Crochet Heals) in Happily Hooked digital magazine, in the July 2016 issue.
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!
I am happy to bring you an interview today with Erna who blogs at Eyes of a Child, a beautiful blog inspired by the creativity and curiosity of how children see the world. She is a crafter who loves to crochet and has seen the benefits of the craft. She is also a photographer who shares beautiful images of her work. In this interview, we learn about her history with the craft and get a few photo tips for crafters.
Cynthia Thomas learned to crochet as a child and now sells her work through the shop Loopy Crochet. She loves making crochet scarves, hats and blankets and gets really creative when it comes to crocheting baby items. Crochet has helped boost her self-esteem and reduce her anxiety. Learn all of this and more about her work in this crochet interview.
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 this 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.
Tracey Smith is a teacher who taught herself to crochet as a stress relief. She shares a bit of her story here.