My mother is the one who originally taught me to crochet, and then she also encouraged me again twenty years later when I wanted to re-learn what I’d forgotten. (You can read our story here.) Since I began crocheting, my mom has picked up the craft again as well, making checkerboard baby blankets for all of the babies born to our friends and other items here and there. Recently, my mom answered a call for submissions to a local Tucson art gallery, and I am thrilled to say that a piece of her crochet artwork is on exhibit now, with an opening reception tonight.
I recently read an article about a crochet artist who has a current solo exhibition. It begins, “Angela Teng forms yarn from acrylic paint and then uses it to crochet abstract paintings.” Wait WHAT? I needed to learn more about this artist and how she turns paint into yarn for crochet!
Daina Taimina is known for her discovery of hyperbolic crochet, a popular craft art form among mathematicians. Today I want to share the work of University of Wisconsin, Madison PhD lecturer Gabriele Meyer who also create hyperbolic crochet art.
A few months after I first started this blog I mentioned the beautiful crochet art hats made by musician Ana Voog. I wanted to re-visit her amazing creations today.
Katika is a crochet portrait artist with a style characterized by bold coloring, intense facial expressions and portraits of animals as well as people.
Shannon Donovan is a clay and ceramics artist who has casted crochet doilies to create ceramic crochet art installations.
I first looked at the crochet art of Robere Mertens back in 2011. I was intrigued by his unique perspective, incorporating sound into crochet art. Recently I took a fresh look at his work and I remain intrigued by what he does.