News reports have been warning against the use of DIY umbilical cord ties, including crochet cord ties, because of the possible risk of infection to the baby. However, midwives and others say that crochet and knit umbilical ties can be safe and provide an eco-friendly, baby-skin-friendly alternative to the plastic clamps typically used in hospitals.
Lori Christensen crochets to help her through the difficulty of living with chronic pain. In this interview, she tells us more about what she’s going through and how crochet helps her cope.
There are terrific crochet designers, makers, artists, and bloggers all around the world. Today let’s take a look at some of the great crochet coming out of Australia.
Crochet can be a very affordable craft but it’s easy to spend a lot of money on it, too. Here are some ideas for being a frugal crocheter and saving money on crochet.
Katrina, who operates Cameos by Katrina, has suffered from Graves diseases off and on since the age of 17. Crochet helps her through the tough times.
October 15th is I Love Yarn Day … and from now until then you have the opportunity to participate in a fun online scavenger hunt for an opportunity to win lots of great prizes. You read that right – you might win things for looking at yarn online.
Athena Field, a Mandalas for Marinke contributor who lives with depression and anxiety, is showcasing her crochet talents at an Australian art exhibit called See Me, Hear Me. This exhibit shares the work of artists living with mental health issues.