The Creative Library: Crochet Saved My Life by Kathryn Vercillo

It’s Friday and I’m enjoying a peaceful night right now as my girls are both snoozing away. Today I’m sharing a book that a long time reader wrote. It’s a bit different than the normal books I share, but I felt it was worth it and would be of interest.

Here is a little bit about the book from the Press Release:
Kathryn Vercillo wrote Crochet Saved My Life based on her own experience of using crochet in conjunction with therapy and medication to survive lifelong, life-threatening depression. When she first began to tell people that she was writing about how crochet had saved her life, she expected to be laughed at. Instead, she was inundated with story upon story from people who felt that the craft had saved their lives as well. The author went on to interview nearly two-dozen women about their experiences. The group is made up of women who are professionals in the industry, working as crochet designers, craft book editors, and crochet bloggers as well as women from other walks of life. This new book shares their stories along with her own to highlight the many facets of crochet that make it a great therapeutic tool for people of all ages. 

Crochet Saved My Life discusses how crochet can be a healing tool used by individuals as well as in group settings including nursing homes, substance abuse programs and hospitals. The book is designed to be approachable by people who don’t crochet but who may find that the craft benefits them individually or benefits the patients that they work with. That group includes counselors, OT industry professionals, therapists, residential treatment center staff and even teachers.”

The book is available here and you can check out her blog here, which is full of all kinds of crocheting goodness.
Thank you Kathryn for sharing your story and many others with the world. 
Have a great weekend everyone! I’ll see you on Monday :)
-Jess

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