Interview with Sculptural Crochet Artist Nathalie Doolaard

crochet sculpture art by Nathalie doolaard

Nathalie Doolaard is a Netherlands-based crochet artist who creates soft sculpture objects. She began her crochet work in designing and creating exclusive garments, jewelry and handbags for women. She then expanded this with an interest in crochet sculpture and began to develop her techniques to take advantage of the many amazing possibilities in the craft. She loves to work with brightly colored cotton and raffia. In this interview, Nathalie shares more about what draws her to crochet sculpture, the pros and cons of working in 3D and what some of her favorite pieces are.

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Inspiration: 20+ Crochet Mandalas

A couple of years ago, I noticed that people were starting to make crochet mandalas. (Most noticeably, Wink of A Creative Being was doing a lot of great ones). I tried to round up mandala crochet patterns and there were only a few that I could find anywhere. Now they are everywhere and people are making mandalas like crazy. I am still inspired by them, so I thought I’d do a roundup today of inspirational crochet mandala photos.

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Inspiring, Healing Stories of CARE Knows How: The Power of Global Storytelling

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I am thrilled today to introduce you to CARE Knows How, a storytelling campaign initiated by CARE, a leading humanitarian organization working to fight global poverty. In this post I’ll share my story, what CARE is all about, why I’m inspired by the campaign and how it all relates to crochet.

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  • Image of Cover for Crochet Saved My Life

    Crochet Saved My Life tells my story of how crafting healed me from chronic depression. It also shares the stories of 24 other amazing women who hooked to heal. Read the book today!