Sarah Olson learned to crochet at the age of 15, more than half her lifetime ago. She had seen her grandmother’s crochet projects and asked for her grandma to teach her the craft. She went with her mother and grandmother to Walmart where grandma let her pick out yarn. She says, “It was the worst bulkiest yarn to learn on but I never gave up!”
Roberta shares her crochet story today. We learn about the things she enjoys in crafting and how it has improved her life.
Sonia Bendfeldt learned to crochet at the age of 9 when she was stuck in bed with illness. The craft continues to heal her as we learn in this interview.
Tara S. is a knitter and crocheter who likes to work creatively with yarn. She suffers from major depression and has found both craft to be crucial to help her manage the symptoms of this conditions. We learn more about her from this interview.
Randi is a knitter and crochet who has found yarn crafting to be immensely helpful to her. She lives with difficult mental health conditions that limit her in some ways and crafting has broadened her experience and given her purpose. She shares her crochet story in this interview.
I’ve been enjoying looking back at 2016 in crochet as a reminder of just how much amazing inspiration there is in this craft throughout the world and across different disciplines. We have looked at crochet art, books and fashion. Today let’s look back at my favorite topic: CROCHET HEALTH.
Mary is a college instructor, writer, mother and grandmother who learned to crochet from her own grandmother, something she remembers every time she looks at her favorite crochet hook sitting on her desk. When she holds it, it’s almost as though it speaks to her.