Tapestry Crochet Artist Caroline Routh

This week’s featured crochet artist is Caroline Routh, a multimedia artist whose work in Tapestry Crochet definitely captures my attention.

About Tapestry Crochet

Tapestry crochet is a type of crochet in which you carry multiple yarn colors across the piece to produce a fabric that looks not just crocheted but intricately woven. Tapestry crochet, which goes by many other names like mosaic crochet, creates beautiful textures, designs and images. I haven’t tried doing it myself but am definitely interested in trying it.

More about Tapestry Crochet Artist Caroline Routh

Caroline Routh is an artist who works in two primary mediums: tapestry crochet and colorful multimedia works on paper (painting, drawing, etc.) She has a background in painting and design and was first a student in teacher in that area of art before falling in love with fiber art.

More about Caroline Routh’s Crochet Art

Routh explains on her website that she uses cotton and linen yarns and embroidery floss to create one-of-a-kind, small, colorful, original works of art. She uses a wire structure to help hold the shape of her tapestry crochet objects.

The intro on Routh’s website says a lot about the message she sends with her art:

“My works are carefully designed, intimate views of the forms, colours, textures and patterns in the world around me. I try to shine a new light on these elements, all brought together in an unconventional composition in an effort to create magic.”

Favorite Examples of Routh’s Crochet Art

Some of my favorites are:

I’m currently having a bit of a shell obsession after getting an inspiring book on shells so that’s probably why these caught my eye first!

My favorite thing about tapestry crochet is the way it can be used to create landscapes and other images like Routh has done here on this three-dimensional vessel.

I also like the more abstract pieces of Routh’s tapestry crochet art.

This red-headed penguin showcases the versatility of tapestry crochet.

Tapestry Crochet Artist Caroline Routh Around the Web

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Kathryn

San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!

10 Comments:

  1. Gorgeous. One of the techniques in my to-be-learned hopper! I have so many things to learn, it’s almost like I need to say next year is devoted to tunisian, 2013 will be tapestry… etc. I’ll NEVER get through it all! Isn’t it awesome? :)

    • @Keri – That’s one of the things that I love about crochet, that there are so many cool things to keep on learning with it forever and ever. :) I’ve been following Marie @Underground Crafter as she goes through Crochet Master Class, which covers many of these different techniques. So fun. I think devoting a year to each is a brilliantly fun idea. :)

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