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.
Magnolia Manor is one of many senior communities that offer knitting and crochet clubs for their members. The crafters of this one share a bit.
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!”
A huge thanks to Anna Sheldon for answering my self-interview questions to share her crochet story here with us today! When asked to describe herself in a few words, she shares that she is “sassy, playful, funny and trustworthy” which all comes through in her crochet blog Counterintuitive Knit and Crochet and probably also comes through in her work teaching others to crochet.
Lenore of StrawberryCouture designs different accessories but is best known for her innovative crochet hats. It’s no surprise then that she was part of my roundup of the 100 Most Unique Crochet Hats.
Etsy crocheter Rhymit shares some insight into the benefits of crochet as a child as well as for adults in this exclusive interview.