I was excited to see that 1970s crochet artist Bonnie Meltzer is teaching a workshop this fall called Creative Crochet Sculpture. Although I can’t attend myself, it looks like a great opportunity to explore new dimensions in crochet art.
As you probably know, I’m a huge fan of crochet art. I love seeing the unique and original things that people can do with crochet, putting it together in ways that the rest of us haven’t thought of. If you’re also a fan then you might like today’s round up 25 new examples of inspiring, interesting crochet art.
Earlier this year freeform crochet artist Prudence Mapstone put out a call for contributions for her collaborative flower power art project celebrating the history and artistry of crochet. I was so thrilled to collaborate with my mother on a small piece to send to the project. I wanted to give an update on that project here today.
The first monthly Artizan Made photo contest has come to its conclusion and I’m happy to see that it was a crochet contribution that won first prize!
The crochet blanket was made by a computer programmer. It took him 800 hours over a six year period to get the blanket just right. The toughest part was researching the exact yarn colors to make the world look like it does on the screen.
I was happily surprised when I received a newsletter from crochet artist Nathan Vincent announcing that his first solo museum exhibit opened yesterday. I wasn’t surprised that he has an exhibit – I was surprised to realize that he hadn’t had a solo show at a museum before now! He’s a terrific, prolific crochet artist who I love to support in any way that I can.
Ann Benoot is a self-taught textile artist from Belgium who does terrific creative work with crochet art. She has been working on a beautiful series of crocheted Zentangle power animals that I find to be unique and interesting. In this interview, she tells us about the inspiration for those, her history with the craft and what it’s been like to find her creative voice.