Name: Ecem Linkenbach
Age: 26 years old
About the series
The Healing Craft Series features creators sharing their thoughts and feelings on crafting and healing through crafting.
“There are no mistakes only little accidents. Keep trying because it’s the only way to learn […]“
Ecem Linkenbach, @jellyjamecem
What kind of craft do you do and how long have you been doing it for?
Mostly crocheting, also jewelry making, wood carving, sewing and fire dancing equipment making. I’ve been making jewelry since I was a kid, 3 years ago I finally got into crocheting.
What is your favourite place/time of day to craft and why?
When I’m home sitting on my grandma chair, listening some chilled music or alone in the nature so that I can just let my thoughts flow all the way.
What inspires you (in life & in crafting)?
Colors and my loved ones.
How has/is crafting helping you and your mental health?
It gives me a moment of relief and helps me go through my thoughts. Let’s me dive into dreams. During the times my life wasn’t flowing well, it gave me a reason to wake up in the morning and get excited for the next color.
What is your advice to other creators (or newly started creators)?
There are no mistakes only little accidents. Keep trying because it’s the only way to learn and don’t be afraid of remaking your work. Real fun starts when you learned some technique and can improvise.
Anything else you’d like to share?
Sometimes it’s the journey, sometimes it’s the destination, overall it’s a way of expression, letting your thoughts flow into your work and see also others benefit from it.