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.
My mother is the one who originally taught me to crochet, and then she also encouraged me again twenty years later when I wanted to re-learn what I’d forgotten. (You can read our story here.) Since I began crocheting, my mom has picked up the craft again as well, making checkerboard baby blankets for all of the babies born to our friends and other items here and there. Recently, my mom answered a call for submissions to a local Tucson art gallery, and I am thrilled to say that a piece of her crochet artwork is on exhibit now, with an opening reception tonight.
I recently read an article about a crochet artist who has a current solo exhibition. It begins, “Angela Teng forms yarn from acrylic paint and then uses it to crochet abstract paintings.” Wait WHAT? I needed to learn more about this artist and how she turns paint into yarn for crochet!
Daina Taimina is known for her discovery of hyperbolic crochet, a popular craft art form among mathematicians. Today I want to share the work of University of Wisconsin, Madison PhD lecturer Gabriele Meyer who also create hyperbolic crochet art.
A few months after I first started this blog I mentioned the beautiful crochet art hats made by musician Ana Voog. I wanted to re-visit her amazing creations today.
Katika is a crochet portrait artist with a style characterized by bold coloring, intense facial expressions and portraits of animals as well as people.
As we wrap up another year let’s take a look back at all of the amazing things that have been shared in crochet right here on this blog. We’ll start with 2014’s crochet art and artist posts.