The Healing Craft Series: Anastasiia

Name: Anastasiia
20 years old
Etsy: @nastjacrochets

About the series

The Healing Craft Series features creators sharing their thoughts and feelings on crafting and healing through crafting.

“I don’t think that I ever had something that I love as much as crocheting.”

Anastasiia, @nastja.crochets

What kind of craft do you do and how long have you been doing it for?

I’ve been crocheting every day that I can remember since May. I wanted to make a vest for my girlfriend and then
I never stopped.

What is your favourite place/time of day to craft and why?

I can say that it doesn’t really matter to me. Whenever I have time from my university and studying, I crochet. However, this summer I crocheted a couple of times on a picnic in the forest. It was the best experience!

What inspires you (in life & in crafting)?

The trees, the flowers and the sounds of silence in the village. Since the pandemic, I have begun to appreciate the nature around me.

How has/is crafting helping you and your mental health?

Crocheting changed my perception of timing. At the end of school, I had this harmful concept of productivity and at university, it got worse. It means that every second of my life I would spend on studying and something related to that.

However, when I crochet, time stops, I don’t care how many hours I spend on the project because it makes me happy. Moreover, I realised what passion means. I don’t think that I ever had something that I love as much as crocheting.

What is your advice to other creators (or newly started creators)?

Don’t push yourself to make money out of your hobby. Just enjoy it at least for a while before starting your

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