I recently had the pleasure of reviewing Crochet Mandalas by Marinke Slump and Anita Mundt. The opportunity brought me both joy and sadness… Marinke was the mastermind behind “A Creative Being,” a wonderful craft blog and Etsy store of the same name. Unfortunately, she left this world too soon when she was unable to win her battle with depression. She is fondly remembered, mourned, and missed in our community.
But on the topic of the book…
This is a beautiful book with pictures that bring the creations to life and truly capture the spirit of each design. I love that the designs are so widely varied and include standard mandalas, mandala rugs, sandals, blankets, bags and clothing. The patterns are easy to follow. Even though they have different difficulty levels, the fact that each includes a beautiful picture and a chart, in addition to the written instructions, makes them accessible to most everyone with the determination to complete a project.
I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.