Here you’ll find links to all of the contributions from the Mandalas for Marinke project posted in June. It was my goal to get all contributions photographed and posted by this time, one year after the sad news of Marinke’s death. I succeeded in getting them all photographed and loaded into the blog but am still organizing the actual posts. Therefore, the project is continuing into July.

june crochet mandalas for marinke

July’s posts will include photos of each mandala and anything that the contributor shared in his / her letter. All remaining mandalas that have not been posted to date will be posted in July. That will wrap up that portion of the depression awareness aspect of the project. Then it will be time to move on to Phase 2. This is a combo of creating an art book and putting together an art show. I have the bones of the art book ready and am excited to further develop that over the next couple of months.

The art show is proving to be difficult. It is my ideal dream to keep all of the mandalas intact as a set for a show in one space. Finding a large enough space that isn’t astronomical in price here in San Francisco is difficult. But I keep putting feelers out there and I just know that the right thing is going to come along and when it does, it will be exactly the right time and place. So I’m moving forward step by step. And then eventually I’m hoping to do smaller installations of groups of the mandalas at displays around the world. But that’s another phase. Back to June:

Susan's Crochet MandalasForMarinke 1

Susan’s Crochet Mandala + Crochet After Stroke

Bergey's Crochet MandalasForMarinke 1

Bergey’s Crochet Mandalas

debbie crochet mandalasformarinke 1

Debbie’s Crochet Mandala

Julie of ACCROchet Crochet MandalasForMarinke 1

Julie’s Crochet Mandalas For Marinke

Alexandra's Crochet MandalasForMarinke 1

Alexandra’s Crochet Mandala + Mind Rumination in Depression

Matt's Crochet MandalasForMarinke 6

Matt’s Crochet Mandalas

Mary @YarnTangler Crochet Mandala 1

Mary’s Crochet Mandala and Crochet Heals Story

alabama crochet mandalasformarinke 1

Two Crochet Mandalas from Alabama + Depression Lies Quote

sandie crochet mandalasformarinke 17

Sandie’s Crochet Mandalas + Healing Depression Through Charity Crochet

alison crochet mandalasformarinke 1

Alison’s Crochet Mandalas + Depression Lies

tina crochet mandalasformarinke 4

Tina’s Crochet Mandala + Furiously Happy

nahtanha crochet mandalasformarinke 4

Nahtanha’s Crochet Mandala

lesley's crochet mandalasformarinke 1

Lesley’s Crochet Mandalas + A Story of Healing with Crochet

judy crochet mandalasformarinke 1

Judy’s Crochet Mandalas + Crochet for Depression Survey Results

jennifer crochet mandalasformarinke 1

Jennifer’s Crochet Mandala

helen crochet mandalasformarinke 2

Helen’s Crochet Mandala + Suggested Reading Lists for Suicide Prevention

kathryn crochet mandalasformarinke 1

Kathryn’s Crochet Mandala + MORE LOVE

cherie crochet mandalasformarinke 2

Cherie’s Crochet Mandala + Early Puberty / Depression Link

jo crochet mandalasformarinke 1

Jo’s Crochet Mandalas + Brain Food Scale for Depression

betty crochet mandalasformarinke 3

Betty’s Cotton Crochet Mandala + Moving Through Depression

Lika's Crochet MandalasForMarinke 1

Lika’s Crochet Mandalas + Autism / Depression Link

Valerie's Crochet Mandala Rug 3

Valerie’s Crochet Mandala Rug + Mindfulness vs Imagination

Emmy's Crochet MandalasforMarinke 3

Emmy’s Crochet Mandala Rug

kate crochet mandalasformarinke

Kate’s Crochet Mandala + Mandalas as Healing

ganondorf crochet mandalasformarinke

Mandala from Crochet with Ganondorf

Mandy's Crochet MandalasForMarinke 2

Mandy’s Crochet Mandala + You Are So Very Beautiful Project

Michele's Crochet MandalasForMarinke 1

Michele’s Crochet Mandalas + Thoughts on Suicide

Jennifer's Crochet MandalasForMarinke 1

Jennifer’s Crochet Mandala + A Story for Shirley + Hook to Heal Therapy Group


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  1. gorgeous project! I am so sad about Marinke story, and i am sorry i didn’t Know her before this tragedy. Is there a way to get the pattern of the mandalas that were published on ravelry but no more available? I love those and would like to make some too. Xoxo, giusy

    • Kathryn Reply

      I haven’t found an option for that but I’ll post as soon as I have info!

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  3. Marie/Underground Crafter Reply

    Beautiful, just like Marinke. Thanks for all the work you’ve done to organize this, Kathryn.

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