Recent new examples in beautiful crochet art – art that’s raising awareness about issues around the world, art that’s pushing the edges of what crochet can do and art that is just plain fun and interesting!
The Something in the Water crochet art project was on display in Ojai, CA in May and is heading to Glendale, CA this fall. The artist writes, “All works in the exhibition plumbed the depths of water issues amplifying each other in powerful ways. I think this was definitely the most advantageous installation of the piece to date. So many people were intrigued, curious, emotional, and impressed with everyone’s contributions. All contributors were named individually in the wall text.” I’m happy that I could be one of those contributors.
“With a deep passion of bringing awareness to crucial social issues, Olek brings her artistry of crocheting to the “Great Pole” bench honoring Polish and World War II hero, Jan Karski.”
Lovely County Citizen had a post about crochet artist Gina Rose Gallina, writing: “Gina Gallina can’t stop crocheting. The up-and-coming crochet artist sits on a stool behind the counter at her new store on Center Street crocheting a poncho as Etta James belts sultry tunes from a vintage radio, perched atop an antique dresser adorned with multi-colored crocheted pieces. Her fingers move so fast through strands of pink yarn that patterns appear from nowhere.”
Speaking of her, Crochet artist Kate Jenkins will be creating an entire fish counter made from wool, wit and plenty of sequins for her latest exhibition which will be opening at Alexander Palace at the Knitting and Stitching Show October 7th-11th. Korean NYLON magazine did an article about it. Here’s another crochet piece by Kate Jenkins:
ChiliPhilly’s food-themed crochet hat creations will go on display in the Arts, Crafts and Cookery Pavilion at this year’s Royal Melbourne Show
Beautiful crochet dreamcatchers by Renate Kirkpatrick
“A group of 10 women, ages 13 to 94, gathered June 30 at Little House Activity Center to crochet covers for the last of a collection of 200 river rocks. The crocheted rocks, which range in size from 1 to 8 inches in diameter, are part of an art exhibit by sculptor Marianne Lettieri that will be installed this summer at the Peninsula Museum of Art in Burlingame.” See more crochet covered rocks here.
Crochet flower motif art from Wallflower Gal
Truffula Tree Trunks yarn bomb from @hijennybrown
“The trees at Caboolture Historical Village have been kept warm this winter after some of the volunteers took to yarn bombing.”
UNITY yarnbomb via @NaomiRAG
“The Purly Queens, Albany’s notorious Yarn Bombers, have celebrated the 20th anniversary of National Tree day with a covert operation at Middleton Beach, ‘Operation Tree Cosy‘”
Bendigo Tramways shared on Facebook: “Tram No. 302 is bursting with an explosion of colours and patterns after being yarn bombed again by a local group of needling ninjas!”