Interview with Crochet and Embroidery Artist Andy of O&Y Studio

floral crochet embroidery art

Andrea (Andy) of O&Y Studio is a North Carolina fiber artist who creates one-of-a-kind wool floral art. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching as her work develops into a signature style; she fills embroidery hoops with a crocheted background and then adds freehand, textured, organic embroidery atop the crochet to create inspiring works of art. She also combines crochet with driftwood for original wall hangings that would add cozy fun style to just about any home. I was thrilled when she agreed to an interview for the blog.

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Summer Relaxation: Beautiful Crochet Swimsuit Videos by Anna Mykhailovych

crocheted swimsuit by GoaFreedom

Anna Mykhailovych is a Russian crochet designer living in Bali. She makes beautiful crochet swimsuits as well as summer dresses with crochet tops under the brand name Goa Freedom. I love the creative, inspiring videos made to let us see the designs in 360 vista. These videos offer a glimpse of summer relaxation.

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INSPIRATION: 10 Bullet Journal Tips for People Who Crochet

bullet journal crochet

I’ve recently developed a bit of an obsession with looking at other people’s bullet journals. I currently use a combination of calendars, to-do lists, end of day roundups, and journals for a variety of different purposes. I find that I’m getting lots of good inspiration and tips from people’s bullet journals that are helping me to improve my own on-paper logging systems. In looking through all of this inspiration, I started wondering how people who crochet are using their bullet journals.

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Interview with Jewelry Artist Lisa Anderson Shaffer of Zelma Rose

aerial crochet art piece

Lisa Anderson Shaffer is a textile artist who creates crochet art pieces and also has a line of fiber art jewelry called Zelma Rose. I was thrilled to get the opportunity to interview her about her work, her history with crochet and how crafting has offered benefits in her life as well as the life of her grandmother.

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Bicycle Crochet Patterns: Skirt Guards, Bike Seat Covers, Baskets and More

best bicycle crochet patterns

When you add crochet to your bicycle, you make it more personal. Your choice to use colorful crochet or a sophisticated simple color palette says a lot about who you are. It makes your bike easier to find in a crowd. And it will make you smile each time you set off for a ride. These bicycle crochet patterns include crochet skirt guards, bike seat covers and more.

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