I previously shared an announcement about the documentary YARN by Una Lorenzen, a film that looks at four different knitting and crochet artists (including Olek) with an eye towards all of the cutting-edge things that yarn crafting can do. Today I have an interview with the film’s co-director and producer Heather Millard, who shares, “I want people to enjoy the film, to lose themselves in yarn for a little while, to feel inspired by what yarn can create and represent.”
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Una Lorenzen’s documentary titled “yarn” takes a look at knitting and crochet artists around the world and the interesting work that they are doing with needles, hooks and yarn. The film debuted at SXSW to mixed reviews but looks worth a watch to me.
Today is International Women’s Day. I want to talk a little bit about what that is and celebrate it through crochet.
Earlier today we looked at the roundup of the February posts for Mandalas for Marinke … but of course there were a lot of other posts in February as well. Here’s the roundup in case you missed anything.
The very first crochet artist that I profiled on this blog back in 2011 was Olek. The world was starting to get to know her from her yarnbombing. Many of the artists that I wrote about that year have kind of faded away but Olek’s work in crochet art just keeps getting stronger and stronger. It’s been awhile since this blog explored it so I thought I’d showcase some of her newer stuff here today.
A few days ago we looked at Halloween crochet patterns but I think the real fun of this holiday for crafters is to take inspiration and run with it in creating their own unique designs. Here’s a roundup of Halloween/ autumn crochet photos designed to inspire your own DIY crafting.
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!