So many of my guests on the podcast so far have spoken about the healing properties of their crafts, the mindfulness of repetitive stitching, be that with a sewing needle or machine, a pair of knitting needles or a crochet hook. For my guest in this episode, Louise Murray, crochet and other crafts have helped her in her journey since losing her brother suddenly four years ago.
Back on 22nd May 2017, a terrorist attack on an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena left more than 800 people injured and twenty two people lost their lives. One of those who died was Louise's brother Martyn Hett. At the time, Louise was nearing the end of her foundation year studies ahead of plans to study for a degree in Fashion Design. All that was put on hold when the tragedy struck her family so suddenly and so publicly.
Since then, Louise's love of crafts and creating helped her find a new direction and she's now crocheting full time with her business designing and making clothing and accessories called Hooked by Lou. I'm so grateful to Louise for agreeing to share her story and for speaking so openly about her experiences.
You can find Louise's work through the following links:
Hooked by Lou website
Hooked by Lou on Instagram
Hooked by Lou on Facebook
For full show notes for this episode, please visit the Making Stitches website.
The music featured in this episode is Make You Smile by RGMusic from Melody Loops.
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Making Stitches Podcast is presented, recorded and edited by Lindsay from Postcard from Gibraltar.