I only rarely mention knitting here on Crochet Concupiscence, since I like to keep it a crochet-focused blog but Tudor Roses is such a unique knitting book that I simply had to share it with you. Learn more about it and then enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a copy.
Check out this video which shows how to take different types of yarn and fabric and use simple finger crochet techniques to upcycle a chair with those fibers.
This week I fell in love with this simple video by Tom of Holland, in which he explains the essence of his “visible mending” in fiber art. He is not strictly, or even most, a crochet artist but he does incorporate crochet into his work and I think that the overall message of what he’s doing is so interesting and valuable.
Chili Philly gained attention online for his wearable crochet art hats (often resembling fun food). Now he’s gained the attention of the Australian Design Centre where he’s having his first major solo exhibition of his work this year.
After looking at the crochet fashion on the runways this year, I was reminded to check in on Katie Jones who always creates knit and crochet collections. She has a SS 17 collection called Pepperland, and when I checked it out I realized I’d never seen her Autumn ’16 collection (“Highland Fling”). Both have great designs!
I never get tired of seeing designer crochet hit the runways. I like seeing the way crochet is used in seasonal fashion trends. I like seeing the bits of handwork in what is sometimes mass produced fashion. I love seeing how craft informs fashion and fashion turns around and informs craft. Here are some of the bits of crochet spotted on recent runways for Fall 2017.
Salt Lake City crafter Ashleigh E. is the maker behind MonkeesYarns, which she describes as “a small, momma run business selling hand crocheted and knitted goods geared towards the family and home.” This busy 20-something woman crochet toys, blankets, purses, hats and more to keep herself active and upbeat despite struggling with depression, anxiety and fibromyalgia. In this interview she shares how she learned to crochet, how it became a business and the ways in which it helps her.