Durante todo el mes pedí una variedad de diferentes tipos de preguntas relacionadas con el ganchillo en varios sitios incluyendo Facebook, G y Twitter. I rounded up all of the best answers in a post on this blog earlier today but what I haven’t shared are my own answers to these same questions. Get to know me better by learning what my responses are to the #crochetquestionoftheday from February.
Hay muchos diversos estilos de arte del ganchillo de arte abstracto mixta al arte de la moda vestir. ¿Qué te gusta hacer en el arte del ganchillo?
This is a tough one for me to answer because arte del ganchillo is probably my favorite aspect of crochet and I love so many different parts of it. Some of my favorite types of crochet art include:
- Large scale crochet art installations like the crocheted playgrounds por Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam
- Crochet artwork that explores the power of color such as the work by Anu Tuominen
- Crochet art and mixed media art that incorporates found objects as well as the use of unusual materials like plástico y alambre
- Work that explores gender issues in crochet, which can include but doesn’t have to mean, trabajar desde artistas masculinos del ganchillo
Si vas a ganchillo hoy un artículo para la caridad, ¿Qué haría y qué causa sería para?
I used to do a lot of work with foster children and lately I’ve been thinking about the fact that I’d like to get re-involved in that in some way. One of the things I’m thinking about doing is finding a way to offer crochet healing to foster kids as a charity part of my Gancho al proyecto Heal. I’m not sure what I’d make; that’s something I’d have to think more about.
¿Qué piensas acerca de tejer en los extremos?
I hate it. It’s the reason I don’t do a lot of motif-based projects or projects with a lot of yarn color changes.
I think that there’s something really beneficial to learning to work through this. I’ve seen some really great attitudes about how this is just a part of the process. ¿Qué puedo decir, as someone on the path to crochet enlightenment I myself am a Work In Progress.
¿Qué opinas de en términos de estilo cuando se trata de ganchillo? Bohemia? Contemporáneo? Femenino? ¿Qué palabra utilizaría?
I am always looking at crochet on the runway and diseñador ganchillo so I actually really think of how crochet can be worn in high style. When I think crochet, Creo “uniquely chic”. Within that, Claro, there can be plenty of other style terms that apply.
Nombre de tus blogs favoritos ganchillo tres principales!
Can’t do it! I read too many of them. This is the whole reason that every Saturday here on the blog I publish Crochet el vínculo de amor sharing all of my favorite crochet-related links from numerous blogs around the web. So I’m going to skip this impossible question!
¿Cuál crees ganaría más dinero – vender tus artículos de ganchillo terminado o vendiendo su patrón original(s)?
(En realidad se planteó esta pregunta en un post sobre en CraftGossip.com.)
I actually thought at one point about doing both of these things. In the end I realized that what I have to offer is my writing and that ultimately what will not only make me money, but also make me happy, is focusing on the writing work I can do in crochet including the writing of this blog, the writing of crochet magazine articles and the writing of my books.
Dicho esto, I know from discussions with a whole lot of different crochet designers that the best way to make money is to diversify your income stream and sell both crochet patterns and finished crochet items, balancing out your time as needed to make both as profitable as possible.
¿Qué medios mixtos o artículos de artesanía (tales como botones, cintas, etc.) ir bien con tu ganchillo?
Right now I’m really interested in combining crochet with collage, so I’m figuring out how to put 3d crochet onto canvas and compliment that with papel, fotografía, magazine cut-outs, tela, etc.. to create mixed media art.
As far as adding other craft items to my wearable crochet, I keep it simple since I don’t really like sewing but I’d love to explore more creative use of cool buttons.
Acaba la frase … Me encanta el ganchillo porque …
I love crochet because in so many ways it saves my life.
¿Has alguna vez una muñeca de ganchillo o animal de peluche? Compartir la historia.!
I crocheted a set of ninjas. It was the only custom request that I’ve ever been hired to do. The lesson I learned was that I don’t want to crochet items for sale, particularly custom items. The other lesson I learned is that even thought the actual crocheting of the amigurumi parts was a lot easier than I expected to be I didn’t enjoy the process of making the dolls because I don’t like stuffing, joining and weaving in ends (véase arriba!)
¿Qué fue lo último que compraste relacionados al crochet? (¿Qué hilo, ¿Qué patrón, que los ganchos, etc.?
Esa es una buena pregunta. I have actually been really good about not adding anything to mi reserva lately so I haven’t purchased much. I’m lucky enough to receive a lot of different items, Aunque, sometimes because people want me to review them, sometimes because people are just generous and recently as part of a sponsored post program.
Some of the cool items I’ve got right now that I’ll be telling you about in upcoming posts include:
- Un nuevo ebook de ganchillo from @quinceandco featuring five patterns from designer Rebecca Velasquez (@rebecavelasquez)
- A novel by @craftychica that includes crochet; this will be what finally kicks off my participation in the Astuto libro desafío hosted this year by @anastaciaknits
- Crochet pasties from @sexonastitch; what a fun gift!
- A copy of the new crochet hats pattern book por @vickiehowell
¿Dónde compras el hilo? ¿Qué crees que son las ventajas y desventajas de comprar local / hilo de indie?
I buy my yarn from a variety of sources but I think that there are a lot of Buenas razones para comprar hilo Local.
¿Cuál es el elemento más pequeño que jamás ha hecho a ganchillo?
When I was crocheting the ninjas mentioned above I realized that one of the arms wasn’t working right. I took what I had and converted it into a tiny little basket. I wish I’d taken a picture of that but alas that one is lost to time.
¿Qué es el artículo más grande que alguna vez ha hecho a ganchillo?
Crochet blankets are the largest items I’ve made to date. One of my goals is to make a large scale crochet wall art installation that covers one entire wall in my bedroom but that’s a project that is currently being dreamt of rather than worked on.
¿Utiliza marcadores de puntada? ¿Qué utilizas? Para qué proyectos / propósito?
I don’t use stitch markers. I usually don’t work in the round, which is the only time I can see really wanting to use them. When I do crochet in the round, it’s usually a small project that I do in just one sitting and I’m typically comfortable counting my stitches as I go so that I don’t need stitch markers. I will fully admit, Sin embargo, that I’ve joined in the wrong place when doing sc in the round on more than one occasion so I think it’s smart to use stitch markers even if I don’t practice what I preach.
¿Qué proyecto de ganchillo completó que estás más orgulloso?
One of the first crochet dresses I ever made without using a crochet pattern was a pretty proud project for me.
¿Qué libro de ganchillo has encontrado el más difícil de una manera positiva?
In terms of technique there are some great advanced crochet books that I’ve found challenging and that helped me grow a little bit as a crafter. De Dora Ohrenstein Ganchillo suéteres personalizado and Kristin Omdahl’s Crochet inconsútil are the two that immediately come to mind.
One of my favorite projects that I challenged myself with that included using a crochet book was to spend an entire month working through the crochet patterns in Sharon Silverman’s Bufandas de ganchillo book and keep a diary while doing that.
Crochet algo para alguien más y no responden a la forma que querías a. ¿Cómo te sientes? A qué te dedicas? ¿Cómo funciona este efecto futuro elaboración?
I posed this question because it’s something that I’m going to cover in more depth in one of the chapters in my upcoming book, Gancho para sanar, which will be out this fall. It’s something I’m still thinking about so I’m going to hold off on answering in full at this time but I’ll come back to the blog and share more as I form more complete thoughts about it!