Ο θαυμάσιος κόσμος του Dona Z. Meilach (1970s πλέκω)

με Kathryn επί Δεκέμβριος 12, 2012 · 1 σχόλιο

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A little while ago I did a profile of 1970s crochet artist Bonnie Meltzer in which she mentioned that she mentioned she’d had work featured in a 1972 βιβλίο του Dona Z. Meilach ονομάζεται Δημιουργία Τέχνη από ίνες και υφάσματα. Παρ 'όλα της έρευνας που είχα κάνει σε 1970 βελονάκι αυτό το μέτρο, Ποτέ δεν είχα ακούσει Dona Meilach. Δεν έχω καμία ιδέα για το πώς αυτό είναι δυνατό, επειδή το συντομότερο Την κοίταξε ανακάλυψα ότι ήταν ένας παραγωγικός συγγραφέας σε όλους τους τομείς της γραφής σκάφος, not only in the 1970s but all the way through to the early 21st century. Today let’s take a look at crochet in those vintage books.

Who Was Dona Meilach?

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Dona A. Meilach was an author whose books were primarily in the areas of craft and food writing. She was born in 1926 and lived to the age of 80. Her most recent book that I could locate via Amazon is a book on ironwork The Wonderful World of Dona Z. Meilach (1970s Crochet) που δημοσιεύθηκε στην 2007 shortly after her death. The oldest one that I could locate was her 1970 title Making Contemporary Rugs and Wall Hangings The Wonderful World of Dona Z. Meilach (1970s Crochet). In between those two she seems to have put out dozens of books, including a number that feature crochet work. I haven’t been able to find out a lot of information about her personally. She has a website that just lets us know that she passed away in 2006. Τούτου λεχθέντος, you can tell from her books that she was very interested in craft, τέχνη, design and also cooking. She did a great service using her work as an author to aggregate, highlight and share the work of amazing artists and makers of all kinds. I imagine she was an interesting woman!

ΣΗΜΕΙΩΣΗ: After finishing the writing of this post I located a Meilach book older than the 1970 book mentioned above. Είναι ένα 1964 book called Collage and Found Art that she co-authored with Elvie Ten Hoor.

Δημιουργία Τέχνη από ίνες και υφάσματα (1972)

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One of Dona Z. Meilach’s first books was Δημιουργία Τέχνη από ίνες και υφάσματα The Wonderful World of Dona Z. Meilach (1970s Crochet), η οποία δημοσιεύθηκε στην 1972. It is a celebration of the use of fiber in art, something that was just beginning to become popular at this time. In the introduction she says, “Techniques such as quilting, πλέξιμο, άγκιστρο, knotting, κουρελού, and weaving, which traditionally have produced utilitarian items, are no appearing in works of art that must jolt us out of our complacency about the methods”.

This book has chapters for different techniques including one chapter for crochet and knitting. Before I get into the crochet in this book I just have to say that there are a lot of really fascinating works of art in this book in the other forms as well including a form of fiber meshwork I’d never even heard of calledsprang” (apparently also known as meshwork, knotless netting and Egyptian plaitwork) – something I plan to learn more about! Καλά, now for the crochet in this 1970s book.

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This was the book Bonnie Meltzer was referencing when she mentioned the author and it includes one of my favorite pieces of hers, ένα κομμάτι που ονομάζεται “Έχω πάντα ήθελε να είναι μια ξανθιά Αντί ένα κοράκι μαλλιά ομορφιά”. Είναι πραγματικοί άνθρωποι μέσα από κοστούμια βελονάκι – something most of us today would probably think of as being a signature of artists like Olek και Nick Cave αλλά αυτό γινόταν πριν από σαράντα χρόνια.

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Το βιβλίο έχει επίσης μια εικόνα του Χριστού με βελονάκι Jane ιππότης που μου θυμίζει πολύ το ύφος του amigurumi βελονάκι βλέπουμε συχνά σήμερα:

Meilach συμμερίζεται επίσης απαγχονισμούς βελονάκι μαζί μας από διάφορους καλλιτέχνες:

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Jane Ιππότης

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Sylvia Heyden, κρέμονται συνεργαστεί με handspun βούβαλου μαλλιά από τον καλλιτέχνη

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Jeff Berman

Και τονίζει επίσης τη χρήση του βελονάκι σε κοσμήματα και wearables:

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Norma Minkowitz

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Jeanne Bordman Knorr

Βελονάκι σε καλαθοπλεκτική (1974)

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Σε 1974 Meilach βγήκε με Μια σύγχρονη προσέγγιση για την καλαθοπλεκτική Με ίνες και Χόρτα, Χρησιμοποιώντας περιτύλιγμα, Αδελφοποίησης, Ύφανση, Μακραμέ, Βελονάκι The Wonderful World of Dona Z. Meilach (1970s Crochet). Το κεφάλαιο για βελονάκι διαθέτει μοναδικά καλάθια βελονάκι, similar in style to some of what we see in other books from this time like Mark Dittrick’s Σκληρό πλέκω but in the specific niche of being made with natural fibers. She features work from multiple artists including:

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Susan H. Brown, basketry with removable lids

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Lori Kratovil combined crochet and macrame to make this basket

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Renie Adams called this Still Life of a Still Life

1970s crochet sculpture The Wonderful World of Dona Z. Meilach (1970s Crochet)

Meilach also notes that basketry techniques can be applied to make wall sculptures like in this multi-media (με το βελονάκι) piece by Gayle Luchessa

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And here’s a basket wall sculpture by Esther Gotthoeffer

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Side note: There is also this 1974 book on soft sculpture that I would bet has some crochet in it but I haven’t gotten my hands on a copy yet. You’ll be the first to know when I do!

Exotic Needlework (1978)

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Σε 1978 Meilach co-authored a book with Dee Menagh called Exotic Needlework, With Ethnic Patterns, Τεχνικές, Inspirations The Wonderful World of Dona Z. Meilach (1970s Crochet). It offers a comprehensive look at historical uses of needlework around the world. Unlike many of Meilach’s books, this one is more instructional with patterns and information on techniques and that includes a “πώς να πλέκω”. It talks a bit about crochet history and also shares photos of some pretty inspiring work. Για παράδειγμα:

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Lillian Bryce combined woven squares with crochet to create this outfit inspired by African kente cloth

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This crocheted jute bag by Twyla Cottrell was embellished with wooden beads and driftwood for a naturalethnic-inspired” ματιά

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This whimsical doll by Linda St. Marie was crocheted with inspiration from Mexican dolls. Wish we could see the colors!

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Janet Martini created dolls using crochet and gourds

Crochet in Meilach’s Newer Books

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Dona Z. Meilach’s newer books also featured crochet from time to time. One example I know of is that her 2003 βιβλίο Art Jewelry Today The Wonderful World of Dona Z. Meilach (1970s Crochet) has crochet wire work from two different artists:

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Κολάρο πλέκω με Arlene Fisch

crochet wire jewelry The Wonderful World of Dona Z. Meilach (1970s Crochet)

Crochet and spool knitting pendant by Barbara Stutman

Τώρα που έχω ανακαλύψει βιβλία Meilach που έχω ανακαλύψει επίσης τα ονόματα των πολλά άλλα βελονάκι καλλιτεχνών από τη δεκαετία του 1970 που είμαι σχεδιάζει να ερευνήσει περαιτέρω. Μείνετε συντονισμένοι!

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