In September 2017, I had the opportunity to be part of one of my most artistic craft projects to date. Over 100 crocheters from the Raleigh/Durham area crocheted a panel for the Nina Simone Mural that was displayed in front of the Raleigh Convention Center October 2017-June 2018, and I was so fortunate to have been one of them.
The Nina Simone Project
The project came about at a time when I was very down about, well everything. I had lost both my beloved kitty of 13 years and my job of 12 years just a few months earlier. It was a period of sadness and self doubt, and then I came across a post on Facebook asking for crafty volunteers to be a part of a large crochet project.
I was thrilled!
I later found out it was a crocheted mural featuring North Carolina’s own, Nina Simone.
The Nina Simone Mural was part of Olek’s “Love Across the USA” project, celebrating the accomplishments of women. Nina Simone was the third mural after Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman.
Not only did I have the time, actually all the time in the world since being laid off, but it was a crochet project. In the crafty community, crochet always takes a backseat to knitting. So, I was so excited to be able to contribute my time and my crochet talent to such an awesome project.…