I love Leslie Blackmon’s crochet art because it’s colorful, joyous and contains a great sense of humor. Here I get to share an interview with the artist about her work.
I really loved watching this video in which crafter Renaissance Austin does “live crocheting” in front of an audience.
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.
Emma S. has an as-yet-undiagnosed chronic pain condition that limits her daily activities, leaving crafting one of the only things that regularly brings her joy. She has found that even though it doesn’t fix her physical problems, it can take her focus off of them for long periods of time. And even though crafting doesn’t offer the kind of physical activity she would love to be doing, it does provide a positive alternative.
Lori Christensen crochets to help her through the difficulty of living with chronic pain. In this interview, she tells us more about what she’s going through and how crochet helps her cope.
Katrina, who operates Cameos by Katrina, has suffered from Graves diseases off and on since the age of 17. Crochet helps her through the tough times.