Milestones and Rewards and New Posts
Thanks to everyone who has offered such great support. We reached a new milestone in April so in addition to publishing a self-care crochet exercise on the blog, I also added a new vintage crochet history post.

Mail goes out tomorrow to everyone who gets rewards for their April contributions. I'm always excited to write out the postcards and letters and put together small crochet gifts for those at the higher reward levels. It's a joy to me to do this part!

Mail rewards start at the $10 level. If you donate at that level and don't get mail from me, make sure to check your donation details to see that you haven't marked the option to "donate without reward". And if you do get mail from me and don't want it but do want to give, you can change your donation to include the "donate without reward" option.

Thank you again to each and every one of you who helps me to keep my work going.

Tier Benefits
Crochet Monthly Newsletter
$1 or more per month 48 patrons
Anyone who commits even $1 of funding will receive a monthly email with original information, typically unpublished elsewhere. This includes crochet health news, tips and interviews as well as creative exercises, crochet tutorials, links to things that I'm loving in crochet, personal updates, product discounts and more.
Collaborative Creatives Monthly Newsletter
$2 or more per month 4 patrons
This is a monthly newsletter, launching in 2018, where you can learn all about people who collaborate creatively on various projects. Each newsletter will include at least one original interview with a duo/trio/group that works together, along with at least one original article, a look at people from history who collaborated, a visual of an art piece or interesting project that was a collaboration, suggestions for reading / viewing material related to the topic, and some take-away tips for learning from these people whether you work collaboratively or online. There will be an emphasis on artists / makers but other types of collaborative business / projects will also be included. I'm especially interested in sharing about collaborative siblings, trios of collaboration and collaborative pairs with wide age differences.
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
Want both the basic monthly crochet newsletter and the collaborative creatives newsletter? This is the tier to choose!
Crochet Exercises for Creativity ... themed monthly
$15 or more per month 1 patron
This is separated from the general email that goes out and is focused entirely on offer creative inspiration to help you benefit from crochet. It includes

- A theme … Some examples include mindfulness crochet, improving relationships through crafting, finding inner peace with crochet and crocheting in a way that connects you to community. Some themes are drawn from Hook to Heal and the research that went to create that book; others are based on new research.

- Information about the theme including research and helpful quotations

- At least one crochet exercise to assist you in developing the theme … this exercise will include the steps and may also include tutorials / examples

- “Yarn For Thought” questions to muse on or journal about as a means to dig further into the topic and assist you in better utilizing crochet for healing

- Recommendations for additional resources regarding the topic and / or tools in assisting you to crochet for that theme

People at this funding level also have access to the two other monthly newsletters (the basic crochet and collaborative creatives) at no extra charge.

$30 or more per month 2 patrons
CROCHET BOOKS. Anyone who commits to $30 of funding will receive a signed copy of each of my three main crochet books: Crochet Saved My Life, Hook to Heal and Mandalas for Marinke. NOTE: This is one-time reward (not one that repeats monthly); the $30 is a continuing monthly commitment to my work and will allow you to receive future books as well. People who wish to can also get the $15 rewards at this level (no extra charge).
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to the monthly themed email, you will receive a personalized response to any questions / thoughts that you have about the theme. You can send the email at any time throughout the month and will receive the answer back within one week. Think of this as a once-monthly check in with me as your creativity coach, supporting your personal development through thoughtful individualized responses to your questions. In your email, you may share some of your journal thoughts for feedback, ask technical questions about crochet as it relates to the theme of the month, or merely let me know what is going on in your life to get insight into how crochet can help.
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
This is a more intensive supportive creative relationship between you and I. You can email me up to once per week and will receive a response within three days. Things we may discuss include:

- How the month's theme applies to your individual creative life

- How you would like to work with the theme for the month, including goal-setting if desired

- Check-ins on progress towards goals

- Feedback on your work designed to help you take it further creatively

- Any blocks that you are having with the month's theme

- Deeper analysis of your responses to journal prompts

- What resources might best assist you in moving forward

- And anything else that you might want help with in terms of crochet for healing!

$250 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to the above, this package includes text message support to assist you in further developing your creativity and improving your health through crochet. You will receive unlimited text support; I will generally respond quickly but commit to always responding within 24 hours. We can text via phone, Instagram direct message or Facebook Messenger.
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