Here’s another really special contribution to the Mandalas for Marinke project, a crochet art piece on canvas made up of several crochet mandalas turned into charming character faces. This one made me smile so much as soon as I opened the package!
Felieke van der Leest is a Netherlands-born, Norway-based mixed media artist who regularly incorporates crochet into her work. Learn more about the creative work from this crochet artist. Her work has been nominated or received nearly a dozen awards, is included in public collections around the world and has been featured in at least two dozen books and catalogues including The Zoo of Life collection of her works published by Arnoldsche Art Publishers last year featuring text in Dutch, English and Norwegian.
This blog is almost exclusively a crochet blog. I love other yarn crafts but it’s important to me that I feature crochet because it’s the one I really love and there aren’t a lot of sites out there that cater specifically to it. And even so, I’m so incredibly in love with Troy Emery’s yarn and pom faux taxidermy art sculptures that I just have to share them with you!
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!
I used to collect rocks. If I had known how back then, I surely would have crocheted decorative cozies for some of them! In honor of that fun memory and the fact that today is Collect Rocks Day, I thought I’d share a roundup of crochet-covered stones and rocks, something I haven’t done since 2013 when I shared these 20 unique crochet rocks.
I’m always a little bit intrigued by crochet dolls. I’m not talking about amigurumi animals here (although those are adorable and I like them as well!) but instead dolls, especially art dolls, handcrafted in crochet. There are several instagram accounts that I follow that send these inspiring creations to my feed. Here are a few of them to spark your imagination today.
I always pause for a moment to enjoy the granny square art photos that filter through my Instagram stream thanks to artist WorkByKnight. This artist doesn’t crochet (as far as I know) but takes accumulated images of crochet granny squares from various sources and uses them as the basis for wonderful art images.