Yesterday I shared an exercise for framing your crochet to create art, as a practice in honoring your own creative self-expression. There are so many different ways to display your crochet, including many different types of frames that you can use. One unique idea that many people have started adopting recently is to use embroidery hoops to frame pieces of crochet and hang them as art. It’s a terrific display idea and one I just had to share more of!
Elevate simple crochet work into art by framing it for display in your home. This is an exercise in honoring the importance of your own creative self-expression – even if “all” you are making is granny squares!
I was going through crochet things on Vimeo recently (as you may have noticed from a few of the recent video-focused posts) and I spotted the Global Thinking Pod, an interactive art project by artist Viviane Le Courtois that combines crochet and community.
A lovely little yarnbombing video that’s relaxing and enjoyable to watch. Take a few minutes to breathe and enjoy!
It was over one year ago that I launched the Mandalas for Marinke project to honor the work and life of Marinke Slump from A Creative Being and to raise awareness about depression and mental health issues. As of yesterday, all of the individual submissions have been posted.
Leanne writes, “I am also someone who suffers from depression. My crochet hook is my weapon in my battle against this illness. Stitch by stitch I’m taking back my life.”
This contribution to Mandalas for Marinke (a recycled cotton mandala made using Wink’s 12-round standard mandala crochet pattern) comes from Janet.