The Welcome Blanket Project aims to connect people already living in the United States residents with our country’s new immigrants through stories and handmade blankets, providing both symbolic and literal comfort and warmth.
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.
Recently we looked at the work by Jem’s Crochet Creation who creates faceless crochet African hijab dolls that are in line with Muslim teachings. Umm Maryam is another crafter who also creates Faceless Crochet Dolls.
Jeminah Johnson makes crochet items including African hijab dolls that are in line with Muslim teachings.
I am shining a spotlight on crochet designers, artists and makers who come from different parts of the world, hold a variety of beliefs and share themselves in myriad ways that are relevant to today’s issues.