In un certo senso, Nicki Hitz Edson was the reason that I started my ongoing series about 1970designer s crochet. The book that she co-authored with Arlene Stimmel (Crochet creativa) was one of the first amazing vintage resources that I came across about the work from this era. With some quick Internet research I found out that she Nicki is still an active artist. I’ve even been in touch with her and she helped me to find out information about many of the other designers from that era that I’ve profiled here. So it’s about time that I did a profile of Nicki’s work, non è vero?!
Nicki Hitz Edson
Nicki Hitz Edson started her art career as a photographer but quickly found the work unsatisfying. She began attending the Art Students League in 1965 and exploring other forms of art. On a visit home in 1969 her mother taught her how to crochet and she was hooked. In 1971 she crocheted the first of her masks, something she would become well known for, as part of a Halloween costume for a party at the house of fellow crocheter Janet Lipkin. Amava lavorare con il colore ed esplorare parti strutturali. Later on she began working in commercial knitwear and branched out into many different forms of fiber art. She received fiber arts awards in 1976 poi 20 years later in 1996, which I think is kind of a great testament to her long art career. She has been exhibiting her work in galleries and museums steadily since 1972; her most recent show was a Wearable Art show at the San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum in 2005. Her work has been featured in several books but Creative Crochet is the only book that she authored. Nicki’s work has been recognized in the crochet community as evidenced by her inclusion in the CGOA’s Hall of Fame.
When I first started looking at vintage crochet books in my local library I came across a few good resources and Crochet creativa was one of the best. Creative Crochet was co-authored by Niki Hitz Edson and Arlene Stimmel. What really struck me about Nicki’s work in the diversity of her works. Many of the designers of this era were making the same type of garment again and again, often a garment style similar to others working at the same time.
Nicki’s work is different. She makes items, like crocheted boots, that are different from what the other designers are making. E lei non si limita a un solo tipo di indumento – o indumenti a tutti per quella materia. Fa animali imbalsamati, un sacchetto a forma di pesce e maschere. Maschere Crochet erano qualcosa che sembra essere particolarmente conosciuto per durante questi primi giorni del suo lavoro.
Crochet Lupo Maschera da Nikki Hitz Edson, 1970s
Crochet creativo è stato modificato per il 21 ° secolo ed è ora disponibile per l'acquisto di un CD.
Libri di Nicki Hitz Edson Del Feldman
Uno dei designer che tempo, Del Pitt Feldman, ha scritto diversi libri diversi crochet della propria in quel periodo. Lei ha caratterizzato il lavoro di Nicki in almeno due dei suoi libri: Discovery e Design e The Art di crocheter.
Nicki Hitz Edson in Arte da indossare
Nel 1980 primi gallerista Julie Schafler Dale pubblicato un libro intitolato Art-à-porter questo è tutto per il popolare arte da indossare del tempo. Nicki’s work is featured in that book as well. It shows one of her crochet masks from the mid-1970s. It also shows a lot of loom knitted garments, which is what she had moved into by the beginning of the 80′s.
Nicki Hitz Edson in the 1990s
1996 knit tapestry by Nicki Hitz Edson, measures 5′ attraverso
In Art To Wear we saw Nicki moving more into other forms of needlework besides crochet. She continued to explore different options in fiber arts. In the 1990s she started making many art tapestries. They were designed to look like woven tapestries but were actually knitted.
Nicki Hitz Edson Today
Black Jack, a fiber art pet portrait by Nicki Hitz Edson
Nicki Hitz Edson continues to create fiber art today. She is perhaps best known for her pet portraits. Lei usa maglieria e needlefelting a fare ritratti di animali domestici che possono essere messi su cuscini o inquadrate come arte e. Il lavoro mi interessa, Non solo perché è ben fatto, ma anche perché si riallaccia a qualcosa che stava facendo di nuovo nel 1970. In Creative Crochet realtà c'è una foto del cane che possedeva al momento accanto a una maschera di lupo. Lei era ovviamente ispirato da animali domestici e interessati a creare fiber art repliche di animali già allora così è bello vedere come questo ha sviluppato nel suo lavoro oggi!