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Cro­chet Ther­apy

Crochet! - - Crochet In The News - By Bet­san Corkhill

(Abrams, 2016, 144 pages, $21.95) Do you cro­chet for the process or the prod­uct? With Bet­san Corkhill's new book, Cro­chet Ther­apy, you can do both! Ms. Corkhill de­signed more than 20 projects with the in­ten­tion of cre­at­ing calm and rhyth­mic ap­proaches to cro­chet to en­cour­age the most sooth­ing and peace­ful stitch­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

She be­gins with ba­sic ex­er­cises for re­lax­ation and de­vel­op­ing a med­i­ta­tive en­vi­ron­ment. She presents the projects to open the door to in­spi­ra­tion and reflection. Many of the projects are small and easy to stitch to avoid frus­tra­tion and fos­ter suc­cess. Pil­lows, man­dalas, blan­kets, wraps, wash­cloths, jew­elry and toys are in­cluded in the thought­ful col­lec­tion. Ms. Corkhill puts into words what most cro­cheters al­ready knew in­tu­itively, that cro­chet is good for the soul. Add this book to your life as one piece of the puzzle of over­all well­ness.

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