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.
Jeremy Cole is a visual artist who works in graphite, silverpoint and print. He also crochets amigurumi. He shares more about his inspiration, process and the benefits of crochet in this interview.
I have just discovered the short films of KONDO Yuichi on Vimeo. The two shown here are Japanese language films with English subtitles that tell charming stories with a crochet doll as a main character. These films combine human characters with amigurumi with the same ease that they combine stunning landscape shots with close-up detailed images. These films are beautiful, adorable, heart-touching and charming.
I love the work that Ernesto Neto does creating large scale installations in crochet. When I saw that Knithacker had posted about a recent visit to a kid-friendly exhibit of his at Tonya Bonakdar Gallery, I realized I hadn’t checked into what he’s been up to in awhile.
I received a recommendation on Instagram from a friend to check out an account called CrochetAlbumArt, and I immediately fell in love and wanted to pass it along!
Jane Balke-Andersen known to many online as Queen Babs is a beautiful, inspiring yarnbombing artist who brightens the world with her colorful crochet and encouraging messages. Awhile back she created a crochet flower pattern called The Courage Flower for a long term crochet art project by Sabina Speich. She has now launched her own yarnbombing project for this same flower pattern.
This 15 minute video shows a group of yarnbombers crocheting (and doing a little bit of knitting).