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.
This is an interview with Bonnie Hart, a crocheter who learned the craft from her mother, has passed it on to her grandson and finds that it is her go-to place for both relaxation and creativity. She says, “The number one reason that I crochet is the inner peace and contentment that I glean from it”.
Tanya Chin, who can be found on Instagram @love2loop, describes herself there beautifully as a “soft yet resilient” crocheter, fiber artist, feminist and spirit junkie. She has been crocheting for about three years and says, “I’m just as passionate about it and about the benefits of it as ever. Wool and colour are my passion!”
Laura, who calls herself a warrior, loves dogs, reading, a cup of tea and sitting around a campfire. When asked what the number one reason is that she crochets, she answers, “It is a part of me, like breathing. It is my Nona’s legacy, lived through me.”
Lydia learned to crochet to help her through the difficulty of an operation. She has been “hooked” ever since.