I was so inspired by my interview with Tumaini and Chason, which appears in my monthly “Crochet Heals” column in the current issue of Happily Hooked digital magazine. These creative artists are so incredibly inspiring. Here are some photos and questions that didn’t make it into the original article …
Crochet artist Olek always makes a statement with her work – not just in the size and scale but also in the subject matter. She has started a community public art project called Love Across the USA “with the goal of celebrating positive women’s voices throughout U.S. history.” There will be installations in all 5o states.
Although some people still like to argue whether “craft” is “art” (and if not then what the difference is), you simply can’t deny that these creations are art. Yarnbombers and crochet artists have been inspired by famous works of art, recreating them using sculpture, tapestry and freeform crochet.
It’s the end of the year and that makes it a great time to look back upon all of the amazing things that happened in crochet in 2016. It’s a reminder of just how much amazing inspiration there is in this craft throughout the world and across different disciplines. Today we’ll begin by looking at CROCHET ART.
October was a bit of a hectic month for me. There was a family illness that required me to travel to AZ and spend two weeks in caretaking mode. Despite that, I tried to stay active here on the blog and when I couldn’t post new content I re-posted some old stuff from the archives that people might have missed the first time around. Here is October in review.
Roundup of some fun crochet art videos featuring Olek, the hottest crochet artist in the industry to date. The first one is a recent one that shows her crocheted balloon work
Taking a look back through the month, here are all of the things I wrote about in crochet in August, here and elsewhere around the web.