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Strings Attached: A Love Letter to the Act of Crocheting

PRESENTED ON APR 25, 2019
IN DAYTON @ VOL 39

Making things by hand can give a person a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, and the act of making is often as rewarding as the finished product. For Bridget Shingleton Hutt, the act of crocheting is a vehicle not only for creating something new but also for finding peace of mind through meditation on the core concepts of the craft.

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