Crochet Heals: Interview with Andrea about Cancer and Crochet

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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.

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Crocheting Through Grief (Sheila’s Story)

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Sheila Zachariae became a widow before the age of 30, losing her young husband to a two-year battle with cancer. The fight was long and hard and she crafted her way through it, stitching a new life together as the old one fell apart around her. Here is Sheila’s story in her own words, followed by an interview about her crafty life.

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Crochet Heals: Interview with Kim Mack

Kim Mack is a 56-year-old wife, mother of five and grandmother of 6 with many step-grandchildren in the family too. She is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2002. She sells crochet items through her Etsy store, LoveUnspokenCrochet, including her most popular item: Kufi hats. Crochet helps her living with MS, which she shares more about in this interview.

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Crochet Heals: Shayna’s Story

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.

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