I was particularly thrilled to see the interview with Nadia Fuad of YARNutopia who shared how crochet helped her cope with illness.
Sheila Pepe was one of the very first crochet artists that I profiled on this blog more than five years ago. She is giving a talk today about her work at East Tennessee State University, so I thought it was a great time to revisit what she does. Her work is definitely relevant to issues affecting society today.
I’ve been doing research into crochet around the world, seeking to highlight the work of crafters whose backgrounds / beliefs may cause them to be impacted by recent political issues in the United States. In doing so, I came across this sweet HuffPo story from back in 2015.
As an undocumented immigrant in the United States Jose Luis Zelaya did not qualify for funding for higher education so he had to find a way to put himself through college. Uncinetto aiutato. He started making and selling affordable crochet accessories, particularly hats called DREAMbeanies, to raise funds to support himself. He’s really been successful in his education and is now working hard to encourage education as a path for others.
Chili Philly gained attention online for his wearable crochet art hats (often resembling fun food). Now he’s gained the attention of the Australian Design Centre where he’s having his first major solo exhibition of his work this year.
Want to get my crochet books on Kindle? Want to get those books on Kindle at a discount? I’m running consecutive January promotional sales on both Crochet Saved My Life and Hook to Heal.
Let’s continue on our inspiring journey through all things crochet in 2016. We’ve reviewed crochet art, libri, designer, moda, salute, patterns tips and tutorials. Now let’s look back at various crochet news from the year.