I am thrilled today to introduce you to CARE Knows How, a storytelling campaign initiated by CARE, a leading humanitarian organization working to fight global poverty. In this post I’ll share my story, what CARE is all about, why I’m inspired by the campaign and how it all relates to crochet.
I was really touched with what Margaret Mills shared with me for an interview in Crochetvolution about self-esteem after a double mastectomy.
As the year comes to an end, I’m doing a look back at all of the crochet stuff featured on this blog in 2014. We’ve already looked at crochet art and crochet books. Today we’ll look at Crochet Designers, Brands and Other People Who Crochet.
I have a mailing list for people who are interested in sharing their crochet stories with me and my readers. I am about to send out a list of interview questions to those people who want to do email interviews. It will be going out tomorrow so if this is something that interests you, sign up for that mailing list now. Not sure if you want to participate? Here are some of the FAQs that people have about sharing stories with me.
If I had to pick one favorite book of 2014 it would have to be Leann Prain’s Strange Material: Storytelling through Textiles. It looks at textiles, including a few pieces of crochet, and how various artists have transformed them into narrative-based artworks. I believe that everyone and everything has a story. I believe that there is power in sharing those stories and in re-shaping those stories. This book does that in such a unique way for a niche topic. I love it.
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It seems like a good way to celebrate 4th of July. So here’s my roundup of crochet-related American flag stories.