CraftyPod 2.0: Crochet Saved My Life, with Kathryn Vercillo

CraftyPod 2.0: Crochet Saved My Life, with Kathryn Vercillo
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Whatever craft you love most, chances are that you consider it to be a pretty big part of your happiness. Is it also part of your overall health? I don't think too many of us would argue that making things is pretty important to our well-being. Well, for my guest today, craft was a path back from a severe depression – a vital tool for healing.

Kathryn Vercillo suffered from undaignosed depression for a large part of her life. And when this illness reached a crisis point, she sought treatment and began searching for things to re-awaken her enjoyment in life. Almost on a whim, she tried crochet. And it just clicked. The feel of the yarn, the calming level of focus, the soothing, repetitive motions – she found great comfort in it all.

Recently, she undertook to write a book, not only about her experiences with crochet as a healing tool, but collecting stories from other crocheters who've used the craft to cope with illness, anxiety, and pain. Crochet Saved My Life is a very compelling read, and a testament to how important making things can be for mental health.

Podcast Length: 24:44
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