The book that I’m looking at now is called Mandalas and Doilies to Crochet: Delightful Designs to Brighten Your Life. This book doesn’t particularly differentiate between the two (mandalas and doilies), considering both to be round, typically colorful, crochet designs. The idea behind the title is to take inspiration from vintage dollies but to recreate them as absolutely contemporary decor, primarily through the smart use of bold colors.
Marinke Slump was a beautiful, colorful, inspiring crochet designer who was at work on her second published book of patterns when she died by suicide last year. This book was a book of crochet mandala patterns, perfect for Wink who was a forerunner of bringing the mandala design into the world of crochet. Enter to win a free giveaway copy or get 25% off today with coupon code.
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
This contribution to Mandalas for Marinke comes from Temesia who writes, “I am an avid crafter. I always have about five projects going at the same time. They keep me sane.”