For et år siden i hækling: Hæklede Stitch Motiver, Vince Quevedo, Monsoon, Daisy Lowe, Skønhed og Beach, Vionnet
Let’s take a look at what was going on here on the blog last year during this same week and see how it’s been updated or changed. It’s a great chance to not only review that old content for fun but also to see what crochet artists, authors and designers have been up to.
All I did in crochet art this week was a roundup of some of the hæklede kunstnere I’d already found myself enjoying. That article linked to info on Laurel Roth, Mandy Greer, Shauna Richardson, Robert Mertens, Patricia Waller, Joana Vasconcelos, Jack Davis and Olek. We’ve looked at all of those again recently in these “for et år siden” roundups but the latest news I know about any of them is the reveal of Olek’s crocheted balloon structure vist ovenfor (via DNA Info).
The crochet book that I reviewed was Hæklede Stitch Motiver, an Interweave Press/ Harmony Guides book edited by Erika Knight. This stitch dictionary features 250 different stitches to play with. Knight has a new book coming out this fall called Simple Crocheting: A Complete How-to-Crochet Workshop with 20 Projekter.
I shared the sweet story of a couple celebrating their seventieth anniversary; the woman knits and the man crochets. This past week in a nice twist on that I shared a similar story but one in which the man knits and the woman crochets.
And I asked the question: “do women crochet because they are losing other domestic skills?” What great timing to resume this conversation again since this week’s Fredag åben diskussion was on the topic of how you feel about crochet being called “indenlandske”.
I loved the crochet skirts in the Fall 2011 Vionnet collection by Rodolfo Paglialunga which was revealed during this week last year. In October the creative director decided to leave Vionnet after doing ten collections with the label. Italian twin sisters Barbara and Lucia Croce replaced him. As far as I can tell there is no crochet in the current collection.
And I was really inspired by the crochet (ovenstående) af Vince Quevedo.
Vanessa Hudgens mentioned her love of crochet clothing. Certainly true considering that since then she’s been spotted in a hæklet afgrøde top, a crochet-inspired tank, a Lisa Maree hæklet badedragt, og en crochet cap.
We looked at the hæklede badetøj of the brand Beauty and the Beach. This Hawaiian brand continues to put out sweet and sexy crochet swimwear like the Magnolia design above.
We looked at granny square hæklet on the runway and the similarities between 2009, 2010 og 2011 runways. Above are the images from that post: 2009 Romance Was Born collection, 2010 runway show by Paul Smith and House of Holland in 2011. I checked these designers for 2012 collection crochet. Romance Was Born doesn’t seem to have any and neither does House of Holland. Men, Paul Smith has some cool crocheted hats for men this year:
And finally there was a roundup of crochet in the UK store Monsoon.
Hækl på Etsy
Jeg interviewede Etsy crocheter Nita of Lilena. I especially loved her crochet wine bags and her crochet baskets and bowls. I continue to love those but am now also really loving her crochet earrings.
Etsy hæklede funktioner, som jeg valgte til denne hjemmeside i løbet af denne uge af sidste år, var:
- Crochet Glass Slippers by amoriconi.
- Hæklet sjal by nurlu.
- Crochet Bobble Scarf by ClariceOnline.
- St. Patrick’s Crochet Lariat by MadeByFlower.
- St. Patrick’s Crochet Shrug by MonetCreations.
De hæklede citater, der blev vist på denne hjemmeside i løbet af denne samme uge sidste år, var:
“Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE.” – Joss Whedon
"Disse dage, strikning og hækle tøj, tilbehør og home decor poster er lige så meget en tilregnelighed saver eller en social stikkontakt, som de er en kreativ indsats. " – Kate Walsh
“Just have fun and use your imagination to the fullest – you will be amazed at the results. Don’t be afraid to experiment. You can even combine crochet with knitting, macrame, or embroidery. Try adapting patterns for bigger crochet items, or make miniature pieces using thinner thread or wire and see what unusual results you achieve.” - Waejong Kim og Anna Pulvermahker
“The only way to get any of these animal fibers is by hand. The fibers are all sheared, combed, or plucked from the animals by other animals – humans! This is what I love most about working with fibers. The human touch has to be present to achieve all of the possibilities. No machine has been designed to hold og shear an animal.” – Gail Callahan
“Live to Dye.” – Mary Francis Davidson
Hækl på Twitter
I suggested last year that crocheters on Twitter might want to follow these ten tweeps. Let’s see what they’re up to now:
- @CrochetMagazine. The Twitter feed for Crochet!, one of the US crochet magazines.
- @CrochetMe. I’m still actively following this one and I also check in on main blog writer @tonilrex on Twitter.
- @planetjune. June Gilbank is pushing the edges of how crochet designers work today and I love staying on top of that.
- @MeghanGranholm. This one seems to be inactive now.
- @Crochet_Chick. Another inactive one with no posts since last May.
- @knit-n-scribble. This one also seems gone now.
- @YarnHarlot. This is the Twitter account for Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, author of hilarious knitting books that I appreciate even though I’m a crocheter who doesn’t knit.
- @CrochetLibFront. Like June Gilbank, Laurie Wheeler of CLF is taking crochet to new places through innovative and creative community minded ideas. Definitely one to follow.
- @KristenTenDyke. She’s a knit and crochet designer and tech editor, still active on Twitter.
- @futuregirlcraft. Alice is a friendly San Francisco crafting gal worth following.
Her er hvad jeg var op til et år siden:
Making hæklede hatte:
And trying to get voted to win the Flamie for best crochet blog. I knew it was a long shot since this blog was pretty new back then so I wasn’t too disappointed that I didn’t win.
What do you think will be happening one year from now in crochet? What excites you as you look forward?