2011 σε βελονάκι: Dolce και Gabbana, poker afghan, Μάγδα Sayeg, yarn drum
Each week I go back to these same dates on the Crochet Concupiscence blog last year. I look at what I was writing about then and update you about the things that have changed in relation to those posts. It’s a way for you to see things you might have missed and learn how crochet art, μόδα και το σχεδιασμό την ανάπτυξη την πάροδο του χρόνου. At the end of the post is also a look at this date in crochet history. I hope it’s a series that you enjoy! Here is this week’s information …
The crochet artist I profiled was successful yarnbomber Μάγδα Sayeg. I explained that she’s primarily a knitter but also includes crochet in her yarnbombed work and that she sometimes works with other stitchers to complete large projects. What I enjoy about her work is its bold colors and the way she really adds some edginess to how crochet and knitting can be perceived by the genreal public. Sayeg έχει προσληφθεί από αρκετές μεγάλες μάρκες, like Smart Car and Sudafed, να φέρει yarnbomb τέχνης στη διαφήμιση. Το blog της shows that she spent a lot of time traveling this summer, doing various art projects around the globe, and mentions two upcoming projects that I’m excited about: a pop-up shop and a collaboration with TOMS.
Έχω αξιολόγηση Χαριτωμένος & Εύκολη πλέκω by Nicki Trench. I concluded that “This is a well-written book with a lot of fun projects designed to take the beginner through a progression of crochet skills. Μου αρέσει!” Nicki had a new crochet book come out in April 2012 που ονομάζεται Cute and Easy Crocheted Baby Clothes, which looks like a garment-based natural extension of the Cute and Easy Crochet book. Nicki is also has a brand new book out that I’m personally really interested to see called Geek Chic πλέκω: 35 Retro-inspired Projects That Are Off the Hook. It’s filled with quirky-but-stylish modern garments based on vintage styles.
My favorite news-y post from this time last year was a roundup of 25 crocheter συνέντευξη συνδέσεις. Other news included:
The CraftSocial monthly Twitter chat had started. I participated in the October 2011 chat where we talked about “χειροτεχνίας, how we identify ourselves as crafters, how we tell people about the craft work we do, κλπ.”. Although I haven’t participated every single month that it’s been available, I try to participate in these ongoing chats when I can because I find them extremely useful, informative and fun. I participated in the Οκτώβριος 2012 chat, επίσης, where we discussed what “αξία” means in handcrafted business and how to add value.
I shared the story of Margaret Rosina Perring who was still crocheting at the age of 106. I don’t have an update on her but have to wonder if she’s still crocheting now at 107!
Lots of people were crocheting for charity; I did a roundup post of 8 different news stories on that topic.
My favorite piece in the Οκτώβριος 2011 celebrity / designer crochet roundup was this great coat by Cardon. I’ve since learned more about this Argentinian company founded in the late 1980′s. “Cardon set out to rescue the tradition of country clothing and accessories in the conviction that the identity of a people comes before fashion.” Their work incorporates handcrafted details including, but not limited to, άγκιστρο. I like the brand’s overall approach and style.
Εδώ είναι μερικά από τα έξυπνα πράγματα που οι άνθρωποι είπε:
“A beautiful edging is the perfect finishing touch to any design.” – πηγή
“Granny and I have had an interesting relationship. I’m not going to pretend to be one of those crocheters who has always been enchanted by granny squares. For most of my life, granny squares were associated with tacky couches covered in clear plastic, saggy nylons, and the smell of mothballs. … It hasn’t been until recently that I’ve see the versatility in this classic shape, the vibrant color potential, and how fashionable granny squares can be. Granny’s everywhere, y’all, and she’s staying out late!" – Τέχνη, Όπως Ψωμί
“You might be under the impression that crochet design is a free flowing process from inspiration to finished project. It often involves more blockades then you’d expect.” – Ποίηση στην Νήματα
“As a designer, I do a lot of swatching. Whether just for fun or with a specific idea in mind, making swatches gets me in the groove of crocheting, and in an almost meditative way, lets my mind wander to think of new ideas.” – Linda Permann
“Crochet has now established itself as a popular contemporary craft with people flocking to classes to learn this traditional skill that has somehow missed a generation, while the previous generations took it for granted as a handed-down knowledge.” – Nicki Trench
Βελονάκι στο Etsy
Έχω συντάξει ένα Etsy Treasury ονομάζεται What’s Your Vice showing crochet items related to vices like gambling, κάπνισμα και το ποτό. Cheeky διασκέδαση. The image above is a crochet sock monkey coffee cup cozy by CloudTwine, το οποίο θα συμπεριληφθεί επειδή ο καφές είναι δική μου προσωπική αντιπρόεδρος. Όντως, Θα ήθελα επίσης να βάλει μαζί ένα blog post κατά τη διάρκεια αυτής της εβδομάδας του περασμένου έτους που χαρακτηρίζει 5 αντικείμενα βελονάκι για τους λάτρεις του καφέ.
Έχω αξιολόγηση Rowan’s Designer DK Wool. I concluded that although this yarn has been discontinued, φαίνεται να εξακολουθεί να είναι ευρέως διαθέσιμο και μπορεί να αξίζει τον έλεγχο έξω, αν σας αρέσει να δουλεύετε με 100% στερεό χρώμα νήματα από μαλλί. Coincidentally, I worked with what I had left of this yarn just a few weeks ago to make a slouchy beret style hat. I do think it’s a decent yarn although I have since found other DK weight wool yarn I’d prefer such as Innamorata by Yarns of Italy.
Αυτό που ήταν μέχρι
I made a crochet plarn contribution to the Κάτι στο νερό έργο τέχνης. I can’t believe that was already more than a year ago! The project grew from there with a spinoff project in Brazil. It has now recently been introduced in Turkey.
I made quite a few τσάντες βελονάκι to use in place of holiday gift wrapping.
Ήμουν διερεύνηση των δεσμών blogroll σε διάφορα blogs για το μου Hooked Μαζί Έργου. Εξήγησα ότι “one of my biggest goals of Crochet Concupiscence is to help strengthen that community by supporting the work that other crochet bloggers are doing as well as introducing those bloggers/ blogs to one another.” Strengthening ties within our community continues to be something I enjoy doing.
Σας ρώτησα, my wonderful readers, to consider nominating me for inclusion as one of the Inside Crochet Top Craft Blogs. You came through for me and I was nominated and ended up being named one of the Top 5 Craft Blogs of 2011. I was featured in the magazine this year, πάρα πολύ, in the October 2012 issue where they reviewed my book, Βελονάκι μου έσωσαν τη ζωή.
This Day In πλέκω Ιστορία
I looked up this date in crochet history and found that a lot of newspapers in 1961 were featuring crochet patterns for sale by a designer named Alice Brooks. The image above is of one of those patterns, which is described as a “practical set in white with gaily colored flowers” that will make your daughter “look as cute as she is warm!” The pattern could be obtained via mail for 35 cents plus the cost of shipping, which at the time would have only been ten cents.
Μήπως χάσετε κάποια από τις θέσεις αυτές του περασμένου έτους? Μπορείτε να επισκεφθείτε τα πρωτότυπα χρησιμοποιώντας τις συνδέσεις σε όλη αυτήν την ανάρτηση.