When I profiled Catherine Carr, who crochet with glass, I mentioned that NeSpoon is an artist with some style similarities to her. However, NeSpoon has a unique crochet art style so I thought it was high time to feature her in her own right. What I love about her work is how it juxtaposes the fragile lacework of doily crochet with the hard landscape of urban settings.
More About this Urban Crochet Artist
NeSpoon is a street artist in Warsaw, Poland who has done quite a lot of work with doilies as well as with ceramics, oftentimes combining the two. That’s what made me think of her in relation to Catherine Carr although their styles and mediums are totally different. On NeSpoon’s original blog it says that a friend of hers once called her art “the jewelry of the public space” and I can absolutely see what that fits. Her creations are placed in public spaces where they adorn and decorate the area for all to enjoy. I also like the way Treehugger described it that her “artistic focus is on the intricate patterns of lace, and breaking its granny stereotype by using it to beautify gritty urban spaces.
More About NeSpoon’s Doily Art
From what I can see, it looks like NeSpoon does two major types of doily art: lace art and ceramic art. The lace art involves placing doilies in urban areas for surprising effects. The ceramic art uses doilies to actually texture the ceramics. I think both forms of art are lovely in their own right. NeSpoon features this art in a variety of different exhibits and often seems to collaborate with others to bring her creativity to the public.
The video below is in another language but you can still see some great visuals of the varied artwork in this project, which is called the Forty Forty Project. Crochet Me actually recently mentioned NeSpoon’s working in this exhibit, explaining how “artists Maniac and NeSpoon installed their own exhibition, combining stencil art and lace doilies”.
Favorite Crochet Art Examples
Some of my other favorite examples that NeSpoon has to show off (but you should follow the links above to her sites to see all of her work!) include:
Doily art on the beach in Goa
West Bank. Ceramic Doily Art inside Graffiti Doily Stencil Art.
The doily-inspired work in nature and urban areas in this Italian exhibit are my favorite. Check out her whole set of photos for this here.
I think every abandoned and shuttered building should have crochet art on it!
Other Similar Crochet Artists
I had mentioned this artist in relation to Catherine Carr, of course, but NeSpoon’s work is probably truly more similar to yarnbombers and other street crochet artists. For example, she reminds me just a little bit of:
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