Back in March I mentioned that Flo had pointed me to The 100 Women Project, a student’s collaborative crochet art project. Here’s an update on the project’s process through completion.
Yarnbombing is often called a feminine, friendly form of graffiti but it doesn’t usually like the kind of graffiti that most people are familiar with. Yarnbomb artist London Kaye really brings the street style into her crochet work with graphic images that represent some of the best aspects of different styles of graffiti art, all completed with yarn. I love her sense of artistic beauty and I’m hardly the only one she’s collaborated with some major name brands and partnered with various designers.
I am a huge fan of crochet art. I love all the different varieties and inspirations that artists explore through crochet. Here are twenty examples of beautiful crochet art.
Nathalie Doolaard is a Netherlands-based crochet artist who creates soft sculpture objects. She began her crochet work in designing and creating exclusive garments, jewelry and handbags for women. She then expanded this with an interest in crochet sculpture and began to develop her techniques to take advantage of the many amazing possibilities in the craft. She loves to work with brightly colored cotton and raffia. In this interview, Nathalie shares more about what draws her to crochet sculpture, the pros and cons of working in 3D and what some of her favorite pieces are.
What I love about both projects is that they transport you to another world, a world made entirely of crochet from head to toe, where the crochet is amazing but the story is what really matters.
Elin Thomas is a UK-based visual artist who works in a variety of mediums including crochet. Her crochet work was originally inspired by the Hyperbolic Crochet Reef Project and is informed by organic materials including lichen and mold.
I adore crochet art. I think it’s wonderful when craft and art intersect and I appreciate when crochet is the craft used in this way. Here are 30 great examples of crochet as art, mostly showcased in 2015.